Friday, August 14, 2009

Testing posterous

View from office window (Diamond Head behind tree).

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Internship Availability

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I hope all is well!  We haven’t talked in a while about internship opportunities.  Please pass this along to your students.  We have a few new updates for McNeil Wilson Communications, and some great opportunities for students this Fall semester.  Please note the new details and contact below.  We are always looking for bright minds and new talent.

Nathan Kam
Vice President, Travel & Tourism
McNeil Wilson Communications
1003 Bishop Street, 9th Floor
Honolulu, HI  96813-6429
Main:    808.531.0244
Direct:  808.539.3471

McNeil Wilson Communications Internship Duties: Interns will assist account executives and coordinators on the following: create press releases, fact sheets, mailings, etc.; assist with media scanning, media clippings and reports; participate in conferences and client meetings when possible.  McNeil Wilson Communications has two types of public relations internships – one focused on travel & tourism, and the other is focused on public affairs.

Application Instructions:  Send an email to with ”INTERNSHIP REQUEST” in the subject line.  We will send students a form to fill out, requesting a brief resume/qualifications.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!


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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Balancing Voice with Professionalism

In the Public Relations Tactics class today, we'll discuss online profiles. The tricky part for professional communicators at any stage of their careers is how to speak with a real voice and stay relaxed with social media while also the avoiding pitfalls of mucking up your online presence. A couple of links for discussion:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Special Issue of JPRR on Social Media -- More details

Manuscripts for the special issue are due to the Journal of Public Relations Research manuscript central site at by September 1, 2009. (See prior post for call for submissions.)

If you've been invited to serve as a reviewer, please enter "social media" as a keyword when you create/update your reviewer profile.

If you are submitting a manuscript, please note at the top of the abstract and in the appropriate space in the online submission form that the submission is a "candidate for the special issue on social media."

Also, if you know of anyone else doing research in this area who would be good to review or to submit work, please let me know or ask them to get in touch with me. I need all the help I can get to make this important issue of JPRR go over as well as it deserves to.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Special Issue of Journal of Public Relations Research on Social Media

Stoked. Last week Kaye Sweetser mentioned that Karen Miller Russell may be interested in running a special issue of Journal of Public Relations Research on social media next year. A few tweets later (with @kaye and @KarenRussell), it appears I'm lined up as guest editor.

Any public relations researchers out there want to help? I'm already looking for reviewers and trying to get people thinking of ideas for good article submissions.

I'm working on the initial call for submissions. Let me know if you've got any suggestions. The call may sound a little stuffy at the moment, but I do want to get articles that go beyond the breathless buzz-hype type reports I get every morning in my e-mail. (If you're on the same PR trade mailing lists that I'm on, then you probably know what I'm talking about.)

The Journal of Public Relations Research seeks scholarly articles for a special issue on public relations and social media.

This issue will include research that conceptualizes social media clearly and offers empirical evidence to build public relations theory. While the technologies of social media change rapidly, the underlying implications of participatory, interactive, ‘de-massified’ media on public relations are more permanent. This issue will offer a venue for discussion of what social media mean for public relations.

The guest editor encourages articles serving the interests of professionals looking to make sense of how social media influence their day-to-day work, and how their work in public relations influences the development of social media. Critical approaches are welcome too. In any case, the long-term value of such contributions hinges on the journal’s primary mission to deliver scholarship that creates, tests, or expands public relations theory.

details on process, deadlines, etc. to follow…..