Center for Publishing

Publicity Practices in Publishing

Book, magazine and digital media companies rely upon their public relations and corporate communications departments to disseminate their messages about new products, partnerships, corporate initiatives and news-making articles, books, magazines and digital media initiatives. In this course, students will learn the tools of the public relations team in getting the message out as well as the best strategies for an effective PR and corporate communications campaign for books, magazines and digital media. Students will learn how to write effective press releases, how to pitch specific stories and products to the media, and how to create a PR strategy that leans heavily on social media and drives ROI. They will also learn when and how to control media coverage in cases where publicity is negative or damaging. Emphasis will be placed on book, magazine and web PR campaigns.
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Associated Degrees