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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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Intern Talk: Dealing with Unethical Practices at an Internship

As public relations students, we learn about ethics as it relates to school and PRSSA. But what happens when an ethical dilemma actually arises in the workplace? Navigating the ins and outs of propriety at internships is difficult; thus, dealing with unethical or questionable practices takes forethought, commitment to upholding the ethical values of the […]

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Ethics: Something to Celebrate

September has arrived, and that means we’ve entered every public relations professional’s favorite time of year: Ethics Month. Ethics may never steal the show with a flashy demonstration or unexpected development, and ethics doesn’t usually make it into the news unless someone has violated them. However, these unwavering principles set the foundation for the public […]

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PRSA And PRSSA Ethics Month Recap: “Encouraging Ethical Behavior”

Another September has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean ethics should. Just in case you missed it, I’ve rounded up September’s Ethics Month activities. Here is what took place:  Much of September focused on applying ethical standards globally. We saw it first in the PRSA International Ethics Twitter chat (you can find the transcript […]

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