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March Monthly Reading Round-Up — Diversity Champions, Teaching Ethics, Oxford Commas, Ad Stunts

Between midterms and spring break, it was tough to keep up with industry news in March. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age Author: Alexandra Samuel Publication: The Wall Street Journal While being on social media at conferences seems like it would disengage […]

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William B. Marks, APR, Fellow PRSA: A Mentor and Trailblazer in PR

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. William B. Marks, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a mentor, champion for education and trailblazer for the public relations industry. With over 30 years in the […]

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Black History Months Honors Terrie M. Williams, PR Practitioner and Mental Health Pioneer

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. This month celebrates the accomplishments of African-American innovators, visionaries and revolutionaries who have paved the way for modern society’s most impactful advancements. Today we pay […]

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Cheryl Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA: A Champion for Diversity and Education

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. Cheryl Procter-Rogers, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a leader, advocate, educator and passionate public relations practitioner. As the first black PRSA president of one of the […]

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A View of Debra A. Miller’s Life Full of Inspiration and Mentorship

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. As the 2006 Gold Anvil Winner and PRSA 1997 National President, Debra A. Miller, Ed.D, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a public relations leader, strategist, counselor, […]

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Recap and Reflection: Ketchum Student Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

On Oct. 10, Ketchum’s Washington, D.C. office hosted a student-targeted panel discussion on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the field of public relations. The featured speakers were Sharon V. Jones, senior vice president, director of human resources and director of diversity and inclusion at Ketchum; Dianne R. Johnson, MPH, vice president of marketing and communications […]

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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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