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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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#EthicsStartWithYou

Unethical behavior, corruption and scandal plague the news cycle, and it is our job as public relations professionals to protect ourselves and our company from suffering due to poor decisions. It is important for PR professionals to be sincere advocates for their client. The PRSA Code of Ethics is a guide to help you navigate […]

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Ethics FAQ

What is the PRSA Code of Ethics and where can I find them? The PRSA Code of Ethics is “designed to be a useful guide for PRSA members as they carry out their ethical responsibilities.” They include the main tenets of the Code as well as Provisions of Conduct, which further explains each principle and […]

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Podcast with the Pros: Marlene Neill, Ph. D., APR

Marlene Neill, Ph.D., APR, is an assistant professor at Baylor University. She teaches courses in public relations and advertising. She also serves as the faculty adviser for the Baylor PRSSA Chapter. Neill is an accredited member of the Central Texas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She served as the chair for the […]

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Ethics Month Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ethics Month Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Vice President of Professional Development Ashleigh Kathryn and Vice President of Digital Communication JaCey Yonke (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Be sure to join us Sept. 26 for our first all Spanish Twitter chat! https://storify.com/prssanational/ethics-month-twitter-chat-recap

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September Monthly Reading Round-Up — Making Ethically Sound Decisions, Secrets of Great Communicators, Get-Out-The-Vote, Interview Follow Up

September flew by, and the PRSSA 2016 National Conference is right around the corner. Before heading to Indy, make sure you’re up to date on the latest industry news and trends by reading the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up. Below are eight article you may have missed this month: 1. Tough Situations: Making Ethically Sound Decisions in […]

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What Is the PRSA Code of Ethics?

One recurring question public relations professionals are faced with is, “Why do ethics matter?” Well, the PRSA Code of Ethics answers this question: Ethical practice is the most important obligation of a PRSA member. When practitioners launch their careers, they know public relations is not a ‘clock in, clock out’ job. It’s a job that […]

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3 Tips for Getting Your Chapter Involved in Ethics Month

Ethics are the backbone of our Society and profession. As students and rising professionals, we have a responsibility to ourselves, our co-workers and our clients to live up to the standards of a values-based profession. By investing time and energy in ethics-related programming for our classrooms and workplaces, we are properly preparing the next generation […]

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September Twitter Chat Recap — Millennial Ethics: Workplace Dilemmas and Scenarios

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September 2016 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Dr. Tiffany Gallicano  (tweeting from @Gallicano) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View the story “Twitter […]

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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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