What is the difference between these majors?

Question by xo_smiley_face_x3: What is the difference between these majors?
I’m really interested in advertising and the layout of newspapers and magazines for a career, particularly advertising. So I’ve done research on Communication Media, Communication Studies, and Graphic Design with a concentration in Advertising.
Now what is the difference, and could you possibly recommend one for me?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Answer by Shea
If you are interested in news paper design, a college degree may not be necessary. My sister is the manager of Ad Production of our local newspaper (the only one in a town of about 90,000) and she is in charge of hiring new people. One thing to consider is that the newspaper industry is in a lot of trouble right now. Many large news papers are tanking and even established news papers are laying people off or shutting down completely. So it is going to be hard to find a job in the paper industry. She is a self taught graphic artist and was able to work her way up. None of the people on her staff have college degrees. She constantly gets resumes from people with degrees in communication and graphic design but they are simple over qualified for newspaper production because the paper does not have the budget to hire such highly qualified people. The average salary is low for newspaper ad producers, so that is something to consider if you really want to go into it. One good way to get into the system is to just apply for an entry level job with the design department, if you have talent then you could be producing ads in no time!
Depending on the school, there may be many differences between the degrees you mentioned above. Graphic Design with concentration in Adv may be what you are looking for if you want to go into the paper business. Communication studies may focus more on the many different ways of communication including advertisement but may not be limited to that. The same goes for Com Media. At the school i go to, the university of north texas, there is a Communication Design program in which the students learn to do corporate design (ie. magazine ads, corporate logos etc) and package design (ie cereal boxes, new product design ect). Grads of the program go off to work for big advertisement firms and perhaps large newspapers.
To get a feel for the market and what newspapers in your community look for in qualified applicants, email the Ad production manager of your local paper and ask him or her what degree, if any, they would recommend to become a part of their team.

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What is the difference between PR and Advertising?

Question by Teodora: What is the difference between PR and Advertising?
I am in the process of choosing my career and I think it might be PR or Advertising, but I’m not sure which one.

Thank you

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Answer by Prakriti
Public Relation:
Your job is to get free publicity for the company. From news conferences to press releases, you’re focused on getting free media exposure for the company and its products/services.
Advertising:
The company pays for ad space. You know exactly when that ad will air or be published.
Public Relation:
You have no control over how the media presents your information, if they decide to use your info at all. They’re not obligated to cover your event or publish your press release just because you sent something to them.
Advertising:
Since you’re paying for the space, you have creative control on what goes into that ad.
Public Relation:
You only submit a press release about a new product once. You only submit a press release about a news conference once. The PR exposure you receive is only circulated once. An editor won’t publish your same press release three or four times in their magazine.
Advertising:
Since you pay for the space, you can run your ads over and over for as long as your budget allows. An ad generally has a longer shelf life than one press release.
I guess you have plenty of differences to choose, BEST OF LUCK.

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What are some good examples of the blurring line between journalism and advertising?

Question by Alex Rogers: What are some good examples of the blurring line between journalism and advertising?
An example would be a news show producing a paid advertisement that looks and feels like an editorial.

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Answer by lmmvirago
Another would be advertisements in paper magazines that are written to look like articles. These often appear in computer magazines (PC Mag, PC Gamer, etc) and have the word ‘advertisement’ in tiny print.

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What’s the difference between Usenet and modern day message boards?

Question by Chase: What’s the difference between Usenet and modern day message boards?

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Answer by TechSono
The primary difference is that Usenet is a separate network. It can run independent of the internet, and uses the NNTP protocol as opposed to the web’s HTTP protocol. Usenet “binary” newsgroups can also contain files, 7.5 terabytes of files are uploaded/downloaded every day.

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Beijing bans luxury advertising to hide gap between rich and poor

REPORT – The Chinese government has a new target in sight: luxury advertising. As of April 15th, no outdoor advertisements will be allowed to portray either extravagant or opulent lifestyles and companies breaking the law will have to pay a fine of €3000s. The new regulations ban any outdoor advertising from showing rich people enjoying their money, or spending it on foreign made luxury brands. The reason? The local government wants to mask the increasing gap between rich and poor Visual report live from the scene of events, between 3 seconds and two minutes long. 4 news reports daily broadcast from 6.15 am. www.france24.com
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What are the differences between Public Service Announcements, News Stories, and Advertising?

Question by the “eggster”: What are the differences between Public Service Announcements, News Stories, and Advertising?

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Answer by spotlite28
PSAs are free public announcements. Like the “The more you know..” spots on NBC. They usually deal with little bits of information like how much energy is saved when you just remember to turn off the computer.
News Stories are (Supposed to be) factual accounts of the events of the day. Information about the mayor’s speech, the findings in an arson investigation, the red cross blood drive. They tell you what happened and why most of the time.
Advertising is paid for. Commercials for Burger King or a furniture store. They’re commercials about products and services that you can buy.
Lots of stations also run promotions about things on their channel: their news, prime time TV programs and the like.

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what the difference between a RSS feed and a usenet group like google group?

Question by manohar g: what the difference between a RSS feed and a usenet group like google group?
in a google grouop i found that u cant put it in an opera feed.. u need a newsreader or something like that.. its a hassle to check to check e-mails to answer questions in google groups, cant we put them in the feeds menu of opera browser..

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Answer by Chez7
The difference is how the message is read. An RSS feed has to link to a web site while a newsreader is reading individual messages, unfortunately, at this time, there is no way to incorporate the two.

News is only one form of content that can be distributed with an RSS feed. Other possibilities include discussion forum excerpts, software announcements, and any form of content retrievable with a URL.

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