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Getting to Know the BEPS

In the public relations industry, ethics can have a few blurred lines. But have no fear — there’s an app and a committee for that. That’s right, the PRSA Code of Ethics is now mobile and available for all Android and iPhone users. The app even gives users email access to the PRSA Board of […]

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Intern Talk: Why a ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ Mentality Will Kill Your Credibility

It’s your first day on the job and you have a crucial decision to make. Should you ask as many questions as humanly possible or will you adopt the all-too-popular “fake it until you make it” outlook? It’s true that adopting this mentality has potential to lessen anxiety and build confidence, but when it comes […]

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September “Ethics and PRSSA” Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September 2014 Twitter Chat, “Ethics and PRSSA.” Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Advocacy Eric Winkfield and Vice President of Public Relations Ethan Parry (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for leading the conversation. Join us on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. ET for the next […]

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September 2014 “Progressions Writing Prompt”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Participate in “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly writing exercise and contest held by PRSSA to enhance your skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally. The September 2014 writing prompt is as follows: “Ethics play […]

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Expertise: Becoming an Ethical Expert

From a young age, parents continually remind their children to act honestly, to play fairly and to always adhere to the rules. As young pre-professionals, we can apply these same concepts to an ethical career in public relations. As public relations professionals, the public trusts us to act ethically through everything we implement and accomplish. […]

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Independence: Making the Right Decision in Ethical Dilemmas

Remember your first day of high school? Chances are, you saw a lot of things you never thought you would. You probably witnessed people engaged in activities that would make your parents gasp. You might’ve felt pressured to think, “If everyone else is doing it, then it must be okay.” As a public relations professional, […]

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September Twitter Chat “Ethics & PRSSA” Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second Twitter Chat of the 2013-2014 school year. Specifically, we’d like to thank co-hosts vice president of advocacy Jessica Airey and vice president of public relations, Ben Butler (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account), for leading the conversation. Join us on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET for the next PRSSA Twitter chat: […]

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Fairness: How to Get the Most Out of the First Amendment

Our constitutional right to the freedom of expression is truly a double-edged sword in the public relations world. It allows us to offer the best communication possible on behalf of our clients without having to appeal for government approval. In that sense, it really is a gift that enables us to communicate openly and freely […]

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Twitter Chatting With Your Chapter

Monthly #PRSSA Twitter Chats are opportunities for you to stay in contact with your PRSSA colleagues and interact with professionals. Every month, #PRSSA chats focus on a variety of topics relevant to students from every Chapter. These chats, however, should be more than individual experiences. We encourage your entire Chapter — every member — to […]

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Finding a Balance: Ethical Loyalty in Public Relations

Public relations practitioners tread the thinnest of lines when it comes to loyalty in the workplace. Respecting the interests of both your client and the public can prove quite a challenge. During my time in PRSSA, I have seen many relationships, both collegiate and professional, turn bitter due to a difference of opinion. Impartiality is […]

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