Switching from journalism to PR: The surprises, struggles and wins

When declaring a major in college, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the different routes that a student interested in media could take. Is it advertising? Is it news writing and editing? How about marketing? Public relations? Broadcast journalism? As an incoming freshman, or even sophomore, making this one decision that filters your entire future career path can seem like a big decision. The good news is, all of these fields and specializations are very closely related. Even if you are a second-semester senior graduating with a degree in journalism, you, too, can land a PR fellowship in [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:38:10-05:00February 19th, 2020|Public Relations|0 Comments

What cuts in journalism jobs mean for PR

There are six public relations professionals for every journalist.In 1980, the ratio was 1.2 to 1.These ratios, pulled from recent U.S. Department of Labor statistics, illustrate just how dramatically the media relations landscape has fluctuated in the last 40 years. Especially in 2019, it’s clear that the media industry – and by extension public relations and media relations – is shifting as a result of waves of layoffs, changes in business models and the rise of influencers and citizen journalists in the internet age. Below, we explore the evolution of journalism, what it means for the PR industry and the role [...]

By |2019-07-22T15:48:14-04:00March 6th, 2019|Public Relations|0 Comments

Now Accepting Applications for Public Relations Spring Internship 2019

If you’re interested in experiencing PR agency life and gaining real-world knowledge and experience, then Dittoe Public Relations may be the place for you! We’re hiring public relations interns for spring 2019, and we want you to apply! This internship is paid, and part-time or full-time options are available.   Here’s what you need to know: Dittoe PR interns are responsible for assisting with the execution of strategic public relations and social media initiatives and contributing to the success of the firm’s clients. Interns will be mentored by intern directors and work closely with the firm’s entire staff, from account coordinators [...]

By |2018-09-14T14:44:15-04:00July 31st, 2018|Internship, Job Openings, Public Relations|0 Comments

Six ways PR professionals can (and should) ‘think like a journalist’

As a young kid, I felt I was destined to be a journalist. I wrote family newsletters and questionable short stories. I scored the editor-in-chief spot on the high school newspaper staff and eventually made my way to the college newsroom. But my career led me elsewhere, and I’ve spent nearly a decade working on the “dark side” of the media, as some (unfortunately) say.   While I may not be reporting or a big-time magazine editor, working with media is one of the primary responsibilities of my job. And, the truth is that media jobs and PR jobs are far [...]

Now Accepting Applications for Public Relations Fall Internship 2018

If you’re interested in experiencing PR agency life and gaining real-world knowledge and experience, then Dittoe Public Relations may be the place for you! We’re hiring public relations interns for fall 2018, and we want you to apply! This internship is paid and part-time or full-time options are available.   Here’s what you need to know: Dittoe PR interns are responsible for assisting with the execution of strategic public relations and social media initiatives and contributing to the success of the firm’s clients. Interns will be mentored by intern directors and work closely with the firm’s entire staff, from account coordinators [...]

By |2018-06-05T10:54:25-04:00June 5th, 2018|Internship, Media Relations, Public Relations|0 Comments
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