Thursday, November 06, 2003

Writers Wanted

FORUM, the national PRSSA newspaper, is seeking story submissions for its winter 2004 edition, on the following topics:

» Spotlight on Research - Profile of any interesting or groundbreaking communication research done by students, professors or professionals.
» PR and the Economy - What recent graduates can expect in today’s turbulent job market, including advice from professionals on how students can distinguish themselves from other applicants.
» Business skills in the PR industry: How much is enough? - Interview PR recruiters to discover what kind of business skills they seek in new hires, and speak with professors on how students can develop savvy business skills without enrolling in a business minor.
» Book Reviews - FORUM is accepting reviews of books about or relating to public relations.
» The life of an independent consultant - Some call it “moonlighting” or “freelancing;” find out how the days of an independent consultant differs from a typical agency employee.
» Collegiate Professionalism - How to look, talk and act like a professional while still working towards a degree.
» Any other Chapter news your Chapter wishes to submit.

Story deadline: November 30

Contact: Jennifer Petersen
FORUM Assignment Editor
phone 309.436.4091

Fine prints: The editorial calendar serves as a guide for Chapters interested in contributing news or feature stories to FORUM. Writing for FORUM is a great way to have your chapter recognized nationally, and is a great addition to any resume.

All story submissions must follow typical journalistic standards and Associated Press guidelines, with a minimum of two sources unless otherwise noted. Please contact the FORUM staff before starting a story to discuss specifics of the article.

[Source: PRSSA website]


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