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Is this journalism?

Today I typed press releases and articles to inform the community of news and events. And today I blogged. I typed information for the community about news and events. There’s an event coming up that will examine what I am doing this very second. Sure, I’m blogging. But am I reporting? Is this journalism? And more »

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What we’re all trying to understand

This week, our roving News & Web Specialist (that’s me, Silandara) is at the HighEdWebDev conference, conveniently located at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, just down the road from the RIT campus. This year’s conference is better than the last, with more topics relevant to what we’re dealing and grappling with in University News. more »

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Alex Doonesbury considers RIT

Today’s Doonesbury comic strip was focused on young Alex’s college and career choice to possibly attend RIT. Alumni, students, faculty and members of the Rochester community have been proudly emailing University News all morning to ask the question, “Have you seen the comics page?!” You know, it shouldn’t come as a suprise that RIT has more »

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Say cheese! Ten things to love about RIT webcams

If you haven’t clicked the webcams link on RIT’s home page, you’ve been missing out on something. Actually, you may have been missing out on at least ten things: 1.) Webcams provide parents with additional peace of mind in homes far away. (Students-pick a weekly time, say, noon on Tuesdays, when you can go stand more »

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Gearing up the Tiger Beat blog

Now that our Web master (that would be me) is back from maternity leave, it’s time to gear up our blog and get it going. Blogging is a passion of mine and the Tiger Beat blog is an excellent way to interact with the RIT community-at-large as well as other PR profressionals. As an institute more »

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Name that blog!

Actually, we need a name for this blog. Something a snazzy, sharp, witty. Not cheesy or tired or lame. Current contenders are: # Where to Roar # Tiger Trash Talk (not really) # Meow Mix Got a better idea? Leave a comment on the blog or e-mail me.

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