SBP -- Pop star Madonna has settled a lawsuit taken by a photographer's son who accused her of plagiarising his late father's work.
DUBLIN -- I like sharing tips about Google to people who think it's just a search engine. Google does some interesting things besides find information.
KILKENNY -- We stutter-stepped with our classroom Wiki in 2004 and I've pulled it from view. We're cranking up an improved version in my MAVIS degree programme in Temple Bar and that should run better. But what is it with Wikis in the classroom? They're so helpful in the professional community but need some work in a classroom environment. I write it off to the elementary school blackboard precept--only the teacher had the communal chalk in primay school. Anybody else is worried about making the chalk screech on the blackboard. That's at odds with a Wiki where everyone can muck about and scribble to their heart's content.
KILKENNY -- I know of only two Irish PR professionals who blog and it's fair to say that most in the Irish PR arena do not know about Weblogs. Why would someone in the PR community want to blog?
POYNTER -- Sometimes the best submissions don't deserve to win a Pulitzer Prize. Peter Clark and friends look over the 2004 shortlist and explain why none was good enough to win "Best Feature."
TEMPLE BAR -- Overheard in an art criticism class:
Any language ... is a conspiracy against experience in the sense of being a collective attempt to simplify and arrange experience into manageable parcels.
Michael Baxandall -- Giotto and Other Orators
QUESTION -- We practised information syndication by blogging memes and by aggregating news content. One of the final exam questions covered the two processes.
QUESTION -- We covered public relations in the music industry and focused on the concept of reactivity, then used a test question to discuss the reach, effect and acceptance of electronic reactivity measurements.
QUESTION -- "Perhaps the most important PR activity for a film occurs in the process of ensuring it receives critical acclaim. Describe three specific strategies successfully employed by film companies, animation studios and festival directors."
This question relates directly to Irish Oscar nominees.
QUESTION -- During their final exam in the Public Relations course taught at Tipperary Institute, students read a little about the role of senior management in public relations. This is a subject that deserves additional treatment in Effective Public Relations to enhance student knowledge of the topic.