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Wikipedia and Public Relations: Toward More Accuracy and Understanding

Are you among the 53 percent of adult online Americans who use Wikipedia? Wikipedia entries often lead Internet search results. So many who are beginning a research project find it a helpful starting point. And, increasingly, reporters are using it … Continue reading

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Are You Part of the E-Reading Trend?

Have you read an e-book recently? If you said yes, it’s likely that you: Read more books, including print versions, than those who say no. The average e-book reader reports reading 24 books in the past 12 months. This compares … Continue reading

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Education Key to Fostering Innovation and Creativity

Technology continues to change how we access and consume information. But are we equipping our students to filter, analyze and synthesize information from multiple streams? Achieving such digital literacy will ground 21st century students for success in work and life. … Continue reading

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Interested in Media? Here’s an Interactive Map to Bookmark

Are you a news junkie? If so, you probably know a thing or two about the top U.S. media outlets. Now, there’s a chance to learn even more about your favorites. The researchers at Bitly, a URL shortener service, have … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: 11 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Through the years, philosophers, scholars and management consultants have attempted to describe the ingredients of good leadership. Is there a recipe you can follow? Or are you born a leader? The low expectations for leaders of all types — business, … Continue reading

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Leadership Study Reveals Insights for Building Credibility and Presence

Business executives ranked highest as leaders and communicators in a recent survey by global communications firm Ketchum. Participants in the 12-country survey said this group was more effective than non-profit leaders, politicians and religious leaders. Yet, despite an improvement from … Continue reading

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New Study Shows PR in Transition from Old School to New School

Whether it’s more focus on measurement or a broadening of the functions included in PR and Communications departments, the practice of public relations continues to evolve. Since 2002, the USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center has tracked that … Continue reading

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How to Increase Your Creativity Quotient

Journalist Jonah Lehrer previewed his new book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” in the March 9 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Whether it was the author’s encouraging tone or his myth-breaking stance about who really fits the creative profile, the … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Secret Life of Generation Connected

While listening to a radio program early this week, I heard a professor say she encouraged her students to bring laptops to class to take notes. The challenge for educators, she pointed out, was the potential for distraction. “More than … Continue reading

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How to Really Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Today, the first Friday in March, we honor the contributions of employees to business success. Established by Recognition Professionals International in 1995, Employee Appreciation Day gives employers a chance to recognize and reward staffers who bring their loyalty, commitment and … Continue reading

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