Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2019

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Erik Ofgang

Second Advisor

Sarah Darer Littman

Abstract

Public Relations, Communications, Journalism and Politics: A Comprehensive Professional Writing Portfolio contains a broad range of written materials, visual documents and social media work. These include press releases, media advisories, memorandums, pitches, feature articles and handbooks. The goal of this project is to demonstrate a diverse repertoire of skills in journalism, communications, political and public relations industries. Public relations and journalism pieces are written in the Associated Press style, and the bibliography will be completed in accordance with APA guidelines. This portfolio will serve as a tool in securing employment, demonstrating writing skills and developing ongoing relationships with our communities in politics, public relations and journalism.

Comments

The Handbooks section is attached at the end of the thesis, after the Bibliography section. Also, the social media section from past internship experiences does not adhere to strict AP style because my supervisors at the time determined the final stylistic outcomes of the advertisements.

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