Research Lab Website is Up & Running!

A little late, but they always say “better late than never,” so here’s a post that’ll link you guys to the Cornell Group and Organizational Communication Lab‘s website. That’s the team that I’m a Research Assistant for and I absolutely love it!

My latest work at the lab? I’m working alongside Professor Poppy McLeod and a graduate student to co-author a paper on our latest topic within the realm of virtual world immersion. We are submitting the final draft on November 1st–so we’re in the final stages of production. This week is a mix of crazy—crazy weather at home (hope everyone on Long Island and in the TriState is safe..luckily Hurricane Sandy hasn’t hit Ithaca yet) and crazy writing workshop days where we’ve been working hard to finalize our draft for the The International Communication Association (ICA). The ICA selects from a pool of submissions to attend a conference every summer, and this year it’ll be held in London. As always, I’ll keep you updated on the status of our progress.

I’ll leave you with a screenshot of my bio on our Research Lab’s website. (Side note: I wrote the blurb in early August before I had an in-depth knowledge of what I’d be doing in the lab). Stay safe and inside, away from the storm, everyone!

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On Screen with Slope!

I’m already active in Cornell’s Slope Media as a copy-editor for the magazine department (and I’ll have a print article coming out in our Fall 2012 publication!) but this is my latest endeavor with Slope. A friend of mine directs and produces a weekly news show and she asked if I would like to be one of the anchors! Here’s the first Slope Media News show of the semester. The news is outdated at this point but I can’t wait to film future shows!

Social Media Savvy: The 2012 Election

Social Media Savvy: The 2012 Election

Here’s an interesting New York Times article I stumbled upon last night. ’08 marked the beginning of social media campaign integration with both candidates on Facebook and Twitter, but this time around, they’ve even made Tumblr profiles and Pinterest pages! 

This just really reiterates how effective social media is for marketing. I’d add more thoughts but I’m in a crunch for time today–lots of last minute errands before I head back to Ithaca. Fall break was just too short!

I’ll be sure to follow the leading ladies’ Pinterest pages now for some tasty new recipes!

Ride. Rage. Repeat. (Copy Platform Submission)

Hi Guys! Happy October 🎃

For my Media Comm Class we just finished learning about advertising in media, and to finish the lesson we worked on copy platforms. I created one about SnowJam, a ski & snowboard trip that colleges attend every February. I’ve attached a modified version of my Advertising Copy Platform here, but please note that it’s in PDF form. **Also, please have patience when viewing..it seems to take a while to load the file. Thanks!

The one I submitted in class was a Powerpoint and part of our grade included what was written in the notes section of our slides. So a lot of slides may look like they just have a bunch of pictures, but they’re well explained beneath the images. This is just a taste of what I’ve been doing this semester. Speaking of Media Comm, I actually have to get back to studying now- we have our midterm on Wednesday.

Best,

Olivia