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Cancel Culture Hits Disney’s Mulan- An Explanation

Canceled. One of the most feared words in 2020. Public relations professionals know this two-syllable word can send disastrous shockwaves that can damage even the most beloved brands. Since its debut on Sept. 4, Disney’s live-action Mulan has just earned $43.8 million, nowhere near its production cost of $200 million. The Mickey Mouse powerhouse has seen massive […]

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How The PRSA Code of Ethics Guides 6th Street Public Relations

Getting to be one of the only two PRSSA Nationally Affiliated and award-winning Student-run Firms in California does not happen overnight. At 6th Street Public Relations, we adhere to standards of PRSSA. Ethics Month is important for us because it is a reminder of our ethical responsibilities as an agency and public relations professionals. Throughout […]

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What’s Wrong with Unpaid PR Internships: A Lot

In a perfect world, students would complete a paid internship in their junior or senior year of college and then receive a full-time offer from the employer they have been working for. But that’s not always the case for students majoring in public relations. In several cases, PR internships are unpaid. While it’s true that […]

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#MeToo in the Gaming Industry

Recently, a wave of allegations surrounding abuse targeted towards women has hit the gaming industry, affecting everyone from Twitch streamers to YouTube stars and top executives at some of the world’s most highly-acclaimed publishers. For an industry that has traditionally been male-dominated, this is a huge wake-up call that some may consider long overdue. As […]

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Entering a New Era of Uncertainty and Learning

As I witness the unfolding scenes of unrest and violence in the United States, my heart breaks. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many more innocent Black lives, are a symptom of deeply institutionalized racism that exists ubiquitously. As each death transpires, we find spirit and action in the digital […]

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All Industries Can Benefit from the PRSA Code of Ethics

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure what PRSSA was all about when I first joined. I knew I wanted to be more involved on campus and as a PR minor, joining simply made sense. It wasn’t until afterward that I found out just how respectable and professional the organization and its members are. I […]

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Tweet by @dhh reads: The Apple Card is such a sexist program. My wife and I filed joint tax returns, live in a community-property state, and have been married for a long time. Yet Apple's black box algorithm thinks I deserve 20 times the credit limit she does. No appeals work.

Apple’s Response, or Lack Thereof, to Discrimination Allegations

Earlier this year Apple launched its credit card, Apple Card, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. The card application was made available to all United States residents on Aug. 6, 2019, and just three months later is being investigated for discrimination. The case started after a tweet from software engineer David Hansson went viral. […]

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Ethics Month – Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ethics Month Twitter chat, “Like Nobody’s Watching: The Role of Ethics in PR.” Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Vice President of Professional Development Joe Dunay (@JoeDunay13) and Vice President of Digital Communications Carolyn Lok (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. The Twitter chat was […]

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Post-Grad Job Scams: An Open Letter

It is time we all take an honest step for transparency in the job search realm for young professionals. To the recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates, I hope this message finds you all well. After much thought and consideration, it is time to discuss the not-so-glamourous parts of post-grad life. To begin, this post is […]

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When Ethics Meets Crisis Communications

Although Ethics Month has passed, it is not uncommon for an array of crises concerning ethical implications for communicators to break on a weekly basis.  I decided to chat with crisis communication and ethics expert Dr. Julia Daisy Fraustino to get her take on the topic and discuss a new ethics model she created. Q: […]

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