The global newswire headquartered near the University of South Florida to offer public relations students the chance to distribute their press releases to news media and consumers directly in a first of its kind arrangement
Tampa-based global newswire PR NewsChannel today announced a unique public-private partnership with the University of South Florida (USF), that will create a new way for public relations students to gain real-world experience.
The arrangement, which began a year ago as a pilot program, allows students to leverage PR NewsChannel to distribute the press releases they write so the experience turns from theory to reality.
“The reality is you never know how something is going to perform until you test it,” says Glenn Selig, president and CEO of Selig Multimedia, Inc., which owns and operates PR NewsChannel. “We hope PR NewsChannel will help USF create a new dimension of learning for public relations majors. This, we hope will provide a vibrant, real-world learning experience.”
This fall, PR NewsChannel will integrate more so into USF curriculum. Students will take press releases they write and distribute them through the newswire. Students and professors will be able to see how effectively students did their assignments. Students will see their press releases show up in search engines and could possibly catch the attention of media.
“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.”
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.