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Case Studies: The Practice Field for Public Relations

As PRSSA celebrates Ethics Month, it is important to consider how to become ethical public relations practitioners. While we face a wide range of ethical issues in internship and classroom settings, few of us are placed in situations where our ethical decisions directly affect the entire reputation and success of a company. So, how can […]

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Pros, Cons and Ethical Dilemmas of Live-Streaming

Since live-streaming first started surfacing on apps like Meerkat and Periscope, many who formerly watched traditional news broadcasts now look to live-streaming as a source for timely information. While Meerkat and Periscope have been available for some time, social media giants like Facebook and YouTube are making strides in this area by giving users a […]

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Understanding the Role of Diversity

Diversity Month is a month dedicated to celebrating and embracing diversity within PRSA and PRSSA. In an effort to understand more about the role of diversity in organizations, I contacted Dr. Cheryl Jenkins, associate professor and graduate coordinator at the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi and co-author of ”Race […]

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Why Diversity Is Important

Many of us can agree that diversity is a good thing. Making diversity a goal is, for the most part, a no-brainer. However, we often forget the many reasons why diversity is important in the first place. Here are three reasons why it is important for us to continually encourage diversity. Diversity is more realistic. […]

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3 Ways to Avoid the “Single Story”

Public relations is all about storytelling. If we aren’t creating awareness or framing conversations, we’re busy questioning and seeking out answers in preparation to do one or the other. Why not bring this same frame of mind to our personal and professional interactions?   We are constantly surrounded by people who are different from us. […]

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PRSA Grant Funds Diversity in Public Relations Initiative

For the third consecutive year, the PRSA Foundation has awarded a grant to DePaul University and Midtown Center for Boys to encourage Chicago minority high school students to pursue a career in public relations or journalism through a seven-week intensive apprenticeship. As part of this program, students produce several issues of a newspaper called the […]

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4 Ways Your Chapter Can Participate in Diversity Month

Hold a Diversity Meeting Everyone is different not only on the outside, but also on the inside. Coming together as a Chapter and discussing ways to encourage and express diversity allows each member to feel like they are represented. A great way to let everyone express their diversity is by asking each member to define […]

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Recognize Diversity Through #HumansofPRSSA

Growing up, I remember one of my family’s favorite games to play at the dinner table was “the person game,” commonly known as Guess Who. The game starts with a single player thinking of a person while other players ask yes or no questions to try and discover the identity of the person the player […]

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Announcing PRSSA National’s Newest Campaign — #ThisIsPublicRelations

There’s a misconception in our society about public relations. Most people don’t know what it is, so their conceptions of the profession are all over the place. All public relations students have experienced that awkward moment when you’re stumbling over your words at the family Thanksgiving table trying to explain how public relations has evolved […]

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Sustainability and Public Relations: Earth’s Favorite Love Affair

Understanding Sustainability I’ve gradually developed an interest in sustainability due to my personal experiences. I grew up often playing outdoors, writing notes to leave around my home to turn off the lights and cuddling with any dog I met. My idea of sustainability was that we had to be good to the Earth and all of […]

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