Who in the World is Sarah Rachul?

By: Austin Ambrose and Sarah Rachul, @tex_ambrose and @SarahMRachul Sarah Rachul, current Junior Assistant Director and rising Executive Director of our PR firm ImPRessions. Outside of the professional realm, how much does anyone know about Rachul? Well, here’s an opportunity to get to know the woman in charge. We’re breaking down the barrier. Maybe you’ll have more in common than being in ImPRessions. Where are you originally from and where did you go to high school? I’m originally from Westlake, Ohio which is just outside of Cleveland. I was actually homeschooled through high school because I was a competitive golfer and traveled … Continue reading Who in the World is Sarah Rachul?

For all the Incoming Scripps Kids

By: Kelly Hayes @kmshayes It’s almost here: the day when you finally walk through College Green and are officially a Bobcat. We are one giant happy family, with a few mishaps here and there. However, for all of you freshman new to the Scripps school, you made the right choice. Welcome to the happiest place on earth. As a senior entering my last semester at Ohio University, I can only enter it with bittersweet feelings. This summer I spent my time interning at Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago, ready to enter the adult world… boy will I miss Scripps. What to … Continue reading For all the Incoming Scripps Kids

Successful Scrippsters

By: Sydney Gardner @sydneygardner E.W. Scripps is more than a person or a school – it’s a state of mind. Students have studied at Ohio University’s Journalism school for decades, but it isn’t what they did in their four (or five) years at Ohio University that sets them apart. It’s what they did when they graduate that truly shows why Scripps is a name that carries prestige. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some recent and not so recent grads of Scripps that have found success beyond the bricks of Athens. As a proud member of the Scripps’ … Continue reading Successful Scrippsters

Are Bloggers really Journalists?

Addressing the issues of journalism and blogging can be quite tricky. The negative connotations lent to citizen journalism make it hard for bloggers to be taken seriously. However, many blogs are run by renowned journalists and apply the tools of the trade learned in journalism schools across the country. So to answer the question if bloggers are journalists: yes… and no. It all depends on your answer of what a journalist really is. Why all bloggers are journalists If a journalist is simply someone that writes, every blogger is a journalist. Blogs are written; therefore the bloggers that write them … Continue reading Are Bloggers really Journalists?

What if Bobcats started their own PR Firm?

There have been many times that my friends and I have had discussions on how it would be if there were a PR firm that was owned and operated by Ohio University alumni? The answer: amazing! We are already on a good start since there is our student-run PR firm, ImPRessions. So we have that going for us. The mornings would most likely start out with the playing of the fight song or the alma mater to get our day going on the right foot, followed by sweet treats catered by Fluff Bakery. Just about every desk would have an … Continue reading What if Bobcats started their own PR Firm?

Should You Switch Journalism Tracks?

Entering my freshman year at Ohio University, I wanted to be a journalist. To me, being a journalist meant working for a newspaper or magazine in New York City and writing every day for the rest of my career. This seemed exciting, but little did I know that this was only the very beginning of where journalism could take me. I’ve always enjoyed exploring and trying new things, so I signed up for plenty of clubs outside of print journalism. One of those clubs was PRSSA. At the beginning of the year, I didn’t really understand what public relations consisted … Continue reading Should You Switch Journalism Tracks?

5 Tips for Creating an Event

By: Morgan Blank Being in Public Relations it is inevitable that we will be planning and putting on events.  The biggest trouble most people have with creating an event is how to make it unforgettable and stand out.  Here are five tips to help plan your event and keep all of your bases covered.  1. The tip most PR superstars would give it to plan early.  Making a timeline and starting early can help fix problems you may run into later in the event planning process.    2. Another tip that will help create a lasting impression is to pick a theme and keep … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creating an Event

Beyond the Basics Regional Conference: A once-in-a-college-career opportunity

By: Marisa Dockum  Beyond the Basics, brought to you by Scripps PRSSA, is a Regional Conference that will unite motivating speakers with ambitious students to learn, network and discuss the latest industry trends. Regional Conferences are designed for PRSSA Chapters and industry related students to learn about public relations, the communications industry, career development and social media.  This event is a great tool for those who may not be able to attend national events, such as National Conference or National Assembly.  Taking place on March 16, 2013, Beyond the Basics has planned a jam-packed day of awe-inspiring speakers and break … Continue reading Beyond the Basics Regional Conference: A once-in-a-college-career opportunity

National PRSSA Recognition

Over the last month, PRSSA National has recognized ImPRessions for reaching 200 members and creating a social media plan. Those recognitions are important not only because they received national attention, but also because they signify the accomplishments of our goals and of ImPRessions’ growth over the years. The success of ImPRessions is not the work of a few; it the teamwork of many. First, the foundation and support of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has provided our firm with the guidance to reach for excellence. Without currently and previously driven ImPRessions and PRSSA executives and members, these accomplishments would have … Continue reading National PRSSA Recognition