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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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Alabama, Boston, North Carolina—January and February Regional Conference Preview

Regional Conferences are kicking off this month, with schools from all over the country ready to host conferences for everyone to enjoy. The University of Alabama is first on the list, hoping to help all attendees fine-tune their public relations skills. Boston University and the combined forces of Elon University and University of North Carolina […]

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August Monthly Reading Round-Up — Cecil the Lion, Journalists Twitter Shame PR Pros, Subway Crisis

Back to school season is upon us, which means even less time to keep up with industry reading. Never fear, the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here. Another month has passed and here are the top eight articles you may have missed: 1. The GOP Debate Generated 1,273% More Tweets Than Jon Stewart’s Sendoff     […]

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August Twitter Chat Recap: Shift — Diversity in Action

Thank you to everyone who participated in our August 2015 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Advocacy Victoria Lewis  (tweeting from @VictoriaKLewis) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! […]

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Diversity Beyond the Looking Glass

We often throw the term diversity around. Whether it’s in our Chapters, internships or classes, the concept is always being discussed and rightfully so. However, these conversations never seem to go further than the search for diversity, and the definition is never touched. Defining Diversity Even reputable dictionaries don’t provide substantial definitions for diversity. For […]

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The Diversity Conversation Doesn’t End at Work

There is beauty and strength in diversity. As author C. Joybell C. once said, “We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colors and all cultures are distinct […]

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