W8 Tech: Numbers, figures… confusion

Figure: Numbers Source: Wallpapers Wide 2016.
Figure: Numbers Source: Wallpapers Wide 2016.

Hicks (2012, p. 158) states “what cannot be overstated is the need for journalists to be numerate as well as literate”. Well that’s a shame because I scored eight out of ten on my first attempt of the quiz. This isn’t ideal considering I am also studying a B. Business with an accounting major. Continue reading “W8 Tech: Numbers, figures… confusion”

W8 Prac: Putting a PR spin on it

Week eight introduced the art of developing a media release.  Having worked in administration roles within a marketing department and a communications department, I appreciate that media releases often read effortlessly. However, I know a lot of effort has been inputted by the writer to ensure this effortlessly.

The task at hand this week was to develop a media release for a fake organisational crisis. The following media release has been developed on behalf of a fake organisation:


 

MEDIA RELEASE

2 June                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FAKECOMICCON AND QUEENSLAND POLICE INVESTIGATE INCIDENT

FakeComicCon organisers are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the security breach at the Brisbane Convention Centre event held today.

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