Internship 2.0: USF PR students now create, distribute press releases to the 'real' world right from the classroom
Sep 24, 2013 (PRNewsChannel.com via COMTEX) --
For 'innovative learning arrangement,' University of South Florida taps Tampa headquartered global press release newswire PR NewsChannel
PR NewsChannel TAMPA, Fla.
Tampa-based global newswire PR NewsChannel (www.prnewschannel.com) today announced a unique public-private partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) that creates an innovativeAway for public relations students to gain real-world experience without ever leaving the classroom.
The arrangement makes it possible for students to leverage PR NewsChannel (www.prnewschannel.com), the global newswire,Ato distribute the press releases they write in classAso they can see how reporters and consumers respond.
"PR is not an exact science so you neverAreally know how a press release will perform until you send it," says Glenn Selig, president and CEO of Selig Multimedia, Inc., which owns and operates PR NewsChannel. "Our hope is that PR NewsChannel will help USF create a new dimension of learning for public relations majors."
Because of thisAstudents and professors at USFAwill be able to see how effectively studentsAmeet assignment and project goals.
"Students who worked with PR NewsChannel during the pilot program got a lot out of it," says Dr. Kelli Burns, Associate Director of the School of Mass Communications. "We are very pleased to be working with PR NewsChannel in what we believe is an effective and innovative learning arrangement."
USF is the first university in the nation to sign on for the newAPRNC U program. For more information on PRNC U, please visit http://www.prnewschannel.com/prncu/.
For more information on PR NewsChannel, please visit www.prnewschannel.com.
About PR NewsChannel: PR NewsChannel is the global newswire created by journalists. We're affordable, effective and offer unparalleled customer support. PR NewsChannel is the ONLY press release newswire with a Breaking News Desk, on call 24/7. We have a huge database of news contacts from around the U.S., Canada and the world, keeping it constantly updated so we can send a press release to the media at any time of day or night. We have built an extensive and powerful online syndication network, enabling us to harness the power of the Internet to get your news, everywhere.
About USF School of Mass Communications: The School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida prepares students for careers in advertising, multimedia journalism and production, and public relations. Located in the Tampa Bay metro area, the 14th largest media market in the country, USF's mass communications students pursue internships with a variety of local advertising and public relations agencies, production companies, sports teams, and media organizations. Students are also active in School of Mass Communications clubs such as the AdClub, the Walter E. Griscti Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) as well as our award-winning campus newspaper, The Oracle, that provide extensions of classroom learning and the opportunity to network with professionals.
Media Contact PR NewsChannel Phone: (888) 399-5534 Email: email@example.com Website: www.prnewschannel.com
Direct link: http://www.prnewschannel.com/2013/09/24/internship-2-0-usf-pr-students-now-create-distribute-press-releases-to-the-real-world-right-from-the-classroom/
SOURCE: PR NewsChannel
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