She also emphasized on putting the main focus on history, internships, and career goals; knowing different platforms, and learning about public relations as well. Ms. Mcguaghey spoke about the 8 examples of basic public relations and those are press release, events, partnership, and letters to the editor, pop up shop, brochures, press conference, and original research. Being the director of communication services Debra Mcguaghey is preparing us aspiring journalists, radio personalities, to get ahead and learn the basics.
After her career at KHOU-TV Ms. Mcguaghey became the director of marketing and public relations for K. Mack & Associates in Houston, Texas where she Improved visibility of financial services through creation of collateral materials and marketing plan. Her duties also included improving financial and customer-service abilities of local businesses. She later joined the Houston Community College (HCC) and served as the director of communication service. Also, at the HCC, she had served as general manager at HCC-TV a position he held for 14 years.
Ms. Mcguaghey also told the class that “if you’re in journalism or television news, you must have good writing skills” She also explained that you have to be a little pushy and think fast on your feet. “You must be persistent with everything that you do,” she said. Giving us these tips can really help us in our careers. Ms. Mcguaghey gave us other pointers that will help us as journalists and I really appreciate her talking to our class.