Cowboy Sports Properties

A press release is a statement prepared and distributed to the press by a public relations firm, government agency, etc. (dictionary.com) In the press release that I am discussing, the writer of the story is from the Oklahoma State athletics. The press release explains that Cowboy Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, extended their radio and promotional contract to the 2016-2017 athletic season.

The press release explains what Cowboy Sports Properties is doing at OSU, why Learfield Sports works with different universities across the nation, and what will be done in years to come.

“These two stations have done an excellent job providing quality programming and game coverage, and we’re certainly pleased to extend our relationship with them moving forward,” said Kip Racy, general manager for Cowboy Sports Properties. Racy oversees every aspect of the Cowboy Radio Network.

I really enjoyed this piece, because I have a connection with Dave Hunziker at the Mike Gundy radio show and Kip Racy with Learfield Sports. This press release caught my eye because I work with Kip for different projects throughout the Stillwater community and OSU. This piece is simple and goes right to the point. The writer of this release did a great job by providing different angles to the story. The release discusses future plans, quotes, statistics and facts about the companies working with OSU. Based on the simplicity of this press release, I would guess that a student writer for the athletics department wrote the release. This release told a lot of information in a short amount of space, something that editors and reporters like to see in press releases.

Blogging in Food

Food has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I come from a big Italian family whose food has always been big and wonderful. I like to eat, simple enough. I have worked in the restaurant kitchen since I was 15 years old and have created many menu items. Even from the beginning, I have enjoyed every moment of cooking.

Today I will be talking about the blog website, “Butter Me Up, Brooklyn!,” a food blog describing how to make certain deserts and fast and easy treats. The writing style used in this blog was unusual and I have never seen before. Usually a food website only talks about how to make a certain product. In this blog, the writer mentions his background, the meaning of the food to him, how to make the food and why he made the food. Here’s a sneak peek from the first sentence of the blog.

“I grew up with an apple tree in my backyard and every fall, without a doubt, the branches would hang heavy with fruit. We would harvest more apples then we could eat and several times during the months of September and October my mom would set aside a weekend for making and canning dozens of jars of homemade applesauce.” -Jacques Pepin

I really enjoyed reading this blog because he brings the essence of the food and puts it into his own words. He takes the background of food and makes it a part of his story. After reading this blog, I actually subscribed to it. I plan on reading this blog more often and trying new deserts and exploring new food ideas. I hope to learn a new style of cooking and to really appreciate the background of food.

The Music of Pandora

A website is defined as a set of related web pages that contain context such as text, images, videos and music. A website can be inspirational to people, an avenue to new education and exploration to things across the world. A website is also a great way to promote a business or event. In past years, if a company had a full working website that meant that they were official and business was doing pretty well. Now, any business can get access to a website easily so visitors have to pay attention to details while searching a website.

The website that I use every single day is Pandora. Pandora Media Inc., is an automated music recommendation service. The website plays musical selections similar to song suggestions entered in by the user. Pandora is a great website to have on your phone, computer or entertainment center. Many people know that Pandora is a music station, but many people don’t take the time to research what else Pandora offers. Other than playing music, Pandora does a lot of writing. For example, the website provides lyrics to every song so you can learn and sing with the song. The website also provides background information about the bands and artists.

Pandora Media Inc. does an excellent job in providing quality music and information for listeners to learn about. Pandora uses a simple writing technique, and many people don’t consider using a website as a useful source. Pandora is a popular website, and I predict that it will remain a rising website because of its easy accessibility and great quality music. If you are interested in learning more about Pandora, check out the website and let me know what you think about it.