The Future Content for Laz’s Lounge

Since the creation of Laz’s Lounge in 2015 I’ve written several articles pertaining to the journalism and public relations industries. Now that I plan on establishing a more consistent posting schedule and was hired at a digital marketing clinic this summer, I want to give everyone a quick update regarding what to expect in these upcoming months for content.  Continue reading “The Future Content for Laz’s Lounge”

Comprehensive guide for purchasing an entry-level DSLR camera

In last week’s post I discussed photography as a necessary skill for future journalists in an increasingly competitive field. As a follow-up I’ve decided to create a guide on purchasing an entry-level DSLR camera and all of the equipment that’s required to operate it. Continue reading “Comprehensive guide for purchasing an entry-level DSLR camera”

Photography is a necessary skill for future journalists

As newsrooms are projected to decline in the next eight years and journalists are tasked with 24/7 deadlines, job prospects in the field may seem scarce. With competition as fierce as ever, many students and college graduates are learning new skill sets beyond exemplary reporting and proficiency in AP Style. One of the most important things that journalists should learn how to do in the digital age is simple, but often overlooked: learn how to use a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera.  Continue reading “Photography is a necessary skill for future journalists”

Common nonverbal mistakes candidates make when interviewing

After weeks of sending out countless cover letters and resumes for various job openings, you finally landed an in-person interview. While having all the right credentials will get your foot in the door, it’s also crucial to make a good first impression and avoid making nonverbal mistakes during a job interview. Continue reading “Common nonverbal mistakes candidates make when interviewing”

Marketing vs. public relations: what is the difference?

Most people often find it difficult to distinguish between the fields of marketing and public relations. The line between both professions has only muddled as companies begin to move toward a “one-stop shop” model of communication, complicated through the recent implementation of social media into spreading campaigns and communicating with the public. Despite both fields taking on some similar tasks, there are key differences between public relations and marketing.

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The Washington Post announces The Lily, a publication for millennial women

The Washington Post announced its creation of The Lily, a branch of the Post dedicated to stories and columns on gender equality, women’s health and other topics designed for millennial women on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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American confidence in mass media has slowly declined since 1998

According to a Gallup poll in 2015 only 40 percent of Americans trust the mass media to report news fully, accurately and fairly. American trust in the mass media has steadily declined since an approval rating of 55 percent in 1998.

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