Author: Lexie Gardiner

Communicating in a Pandemic: What We’ve Learned So Far

The world has been wading through uncharted waters for the past few months as the COVID-19 crisis introduces unfamiliar obstacles, unprecedented hardships, and new ways of staying connected and communicating. The PR and journalism industries have shifted to accommodate the news climate that COVID-19 has created, and with that, we’ve had to change the way […]

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Ninety-Nine Problems but a Pitch Ain’t One! Learning the Art of Media Pitching

One of my favorite parts of graduating from the University of Rhode Island’s public relations program in May 2019 was decorating my graduation cap with a witty PR pun that I had thought of a year before commencement day rolled around. Tacky foam letters sprawled across an overly bedazzled, deep blue, and glittery mortarboard, spelled […]

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Explaining PR to your friends and family who don’t do PR

A holiday season gathering wouldn’t be complete without a family member asking what you do for a living. And if you work in public relations, the conversation has probably gone a little like this: “What do you do for a living?” “I work in public relations!”  “Wait, do you cover up scandals for a living?” […]

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