As a public relations educator, I find that the world changes around us faster than I know how to teach it. In my Introduction to Public Relations course this afternoon at Olivet Nazarene University, I provided my students with a laundry list of “Public Relations News” sources.
Here is the list of news sources I provided. The students understand that this is just a start for sources:
Then, we had a friendly competition (PR kids love contests) to see who could find the most Twitter accounts who provide the following content: PR news sources, resources, job and intern opportunities, trends, etc.
The students had 20 minutes in teams of 2 or 3 to search Twitter and the web to find sources. Within that 20 minutes, they had to write all of their Twitter accounts they found on the white board.
As the teams worked together, they came up with an impressive number of sources. In the end, I typed the list of Twitter accounts they came up with, took out the duplicate accounts that multiple teams discovered and created a list with 100 Twitter accounts on it. For a 50 minute class, this exercise is great to introduce students to resources past the classroom. Great work guys!