Darius Hughes

You think you're in control of your life, but God actually has total Reign. So relax, life will be taken care of since we aren't in control.

Tweet Tweet Twitter!

Well, let me start to say I am a very nosy person or I enjoy knowing random interesting information about anything or anybody.  So using Twitter has helped me stay on top of my game with news, friends, and random people.  Sometimes it can get a little annoying reading dumb tweets but, it shows a different side of people.  I was able to converse with some friends I haven’t spoken to in a couple of years.  Even the lingo on Twitter is different, especially with replying to other people.  Twitter is similar to text lingo though because people tweet almost as if they are texting.  Speaking of texting, I really enjoy Tweeting through text message and subscribing to certain people.  Now, what gets me about subscribing to certain people is they can tweet all day and about random, dumb stuff, and that makes your phone go off all day and all night! Goodness…. that can be irritating.  So I don’t pay attention to certain people Twitter just because of the irrelevant Tweets.  Another aspect about Twitter are the various group that you can be apart of.  There is another university that has a Twitter group bashing one of their staff members.  The group is small, but they are causing some confusion on their campus because of their Tweets.  So, my plan to join the group and to state my very strong opinions about their way of thinking and method of challenging their authorities.  I believe that is rude and immature to bash a spiritual leader over internet.  At the end of the day, Twitter has become a social revolution that has knocked MySpace out of the competion and giving Facebook a run for its money.  I wonder what’s next after Twitter? http://twitter.com/DJHughes09

February 23, 2010 Posted by | T.O.W | 2 Comments

Chapter 4 Notes

 

A major objective for many PR companies is to generate publicity for their employer or client.  Publicity can be defined as a means ro help achieve organizational goals and objectives.  Publicists should thoroughly understand the basic news values of:

  1. Timeliness
  2. Prominence
  3. Proximity
  4. Significance
  5. Unusualness
  6. Human Interest
  7. Conflict
  8. Newness

PR writers must constantly be up to date with current events and situations that may affect the organization and provide opportunities for publicity.  Obtaining problem-solving skills along with creativity is essential to generate publicity.  Some ideas for generating news include:

  1. special events
  2. contests
  3. polls and surveys
  4. top 10 lists
  5.  stunts
  6.  product demonstrations
  7. Rallies and protests
  8. personal appearances
  9. awards

 

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February 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SEU Chapel

WOW! This mornings chapel absolutely  powerful.  We had guest from Winston-Salem, N.C. where former SEU Vice President, Dr. Rakes, pastors.  Rakes, worship leaders and his wife, Darla Rakes, took our campus to a deeper place in God.  Not just singing or preaching, but ministry to the soul.  It was well needed!

February 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Clinton in the Hospital?

As of last Thursday, former President Bill Clinton was taken to the hospital for having chest pains. Turns out he some blocked arteries in his heart and had to have a few stents placed in the arteries.  He was released Friday.

February 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chapter 3 Notes

Once public relations writer have an understanding of persuasive writing, they must obtain knowledge to do the work within the law (basic legal concepts).  False product claim in any for a media release or unauthorized usage of photos can lead to lawsuits. 

PR personnel must be aware that they can be held legally liable if there is any form of  support of  illegal activity – conspiracy.  Example of conspiracy are as following:

  • Participate in an illegal action such as bribing a government official or conversing up information of vital interest to the public health and safety.
  • Counsel and guide the policy behind an illegal action
  • Take a major personal part in the illegal action
  • Help establish a “front group” whereby the connection to the public relations firm or its clients is kept hidden
  • Cooperate in any other way to further an illegal action

Libel suits can be avoided through the careful use of language – (defamation).  Also, companies cannot assume that a person waives his or her right to privacy due to status as an employee.  It is important ot get permission to publish photos or use employees materials.

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February 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SuperBowl 2010 – Doritos!

Well, I actually watched the Super Bowl only for the National Anthem, the half-time show, and the commercials.  It was announced in SEU chapel that Erwin McManus ministry had an oppotunity to place their Doritos commercial for the Super Bowl.  Their commercial was kinda funny with the funeral scene and the supposedly dead man eating Doritos and watching a game in the casket.  Suddenly, by the power of the Doritos, he is risen as he tumbles out of the casket full of a life supply of Doritos.  Great job Erwin!!!!!!!!

My favorite Doritos commercial was about the black guy meeting his date at her house.  As he meets he young child, he decides to grab a Doritos chip.  WHAT?! A grown man was pimped slapped by a little kid! LOL! I bet he learned his lesson.  Don’t touch his Doritos and don’t touch his Mama.

February 13, 2010 Posted by | T.O.W | Leave a comment

AP Style Book & News University

  • This book has been extremely helpful in answering many questions about abbreviations, dates and months, addresses, compositions, names, titles, etc.  I had a few questions myself about a few AP topics, and AP Boot camp really helped finding the answers and learning a few new rules shed some light about this style. 
  • News University was quite enjoyable to go through a quick course of AP style with small nuggets and clues to remember rules about writing.  Writing is so vital and important in our world, and writing effectively where it can be used for God’s kingdom is even better.   The quiz at the beginning allowed me to see how much knowledge I have and needed to gain pertain to  AP style.   NEWS UNIVERSITY!

February 13, 2010 Posted by | T.O.W | Leave a comment

2010 Grammys

Last nights Grammys Award show absolutely GRAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Beyoncé’s almost trip down the stairs but amazing performance to Pinks wet sheet dance even to a few people I didn’t know, the show was amazing.  Part of the highlights was Jamie Foxx’s performance with T-Pain and his autistic cousin on “Blame It”?!  Jamie Foxx is, of course, an amazing artist, actor, etc. what was interesting was that he brought his cousin on stage with him to perform.  She crumped, matrixxed, and just  worked that stage with Jamie Foxx.  I received a few phone calls asking if that was autistic cousin that has also been in a few videos as well.  None the less, a great performance.  Maxwell also came out and did a smashing performance of my favorite song “Pretty Wings” as the graceful and beautiful Roberta Flack joined him to do one of her classics.  What did you think about the Grammys? What?! No Kanye as Taylor Swift won Album of the Year?! Oh Well…. LOL!

February 1, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments