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The Facts About ‘Alternative Facts’

The foundation of good public relations is facts. Facts do not bend, they do not break, and above all else, they are not fiction. Kellyanne Conway, former campaign manager and current counselor to President Donald Trump, recently referred to comments made by press secretary Sean Spicer as “alternative facts.” Spicer denounced news accounts that attendance […]

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Because I Said So: 7 Reasons You Should Become a PRSSA Member

The beginning of a new school year is prime time to try new things, get involved in extracurricular activities and establish a routine. This time of year, you aren’t yet fatigued by classes and have energy for the semester ahead. If you haven’t already, I challenge you to become a PRSSA member by joining an […]

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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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May Monthly Reading Round-Up — Happy Chewbacca, Ethical Decision-Making, Transitioning from Intern to Full-Time

Summer is right around the corner. Chapters are transitioning; graduates are job hunting and others are planning summer vacations, leaving little time to catch up on industry news and trends. The Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here to help. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month: 1. Achieve Success in Communications With […]

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Announcing PRSSA National’s Newest Campaign — #ThisIsPublicRelations

There’s a misconception in our society about public relations. Most people don’t know what it is, so their conceptions of the profession are all over the place. All public relations students have experienced that awkward moment when you’re stumbling over your words at the family Thanksgiving table trying to explain how public relations has evolved […]

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Sustainability and Public Relations: Earth’s Favorite Love Affair

Understanding Sustainability I’ve gradually developed an interest in sustainability due to my personal experiences. I grew up often playing outdoors, writing notes to leave around my home to turn off the lights and cuddling with any dog I met. My idea of sustainability was that we had to be good to the Earth and all of […]

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Public Relations Pertaining to Lab Rabbits and Other Creatures

The beauty industry has seemingly taken over the world. Skincare and cosmetic industries have come a long way from humbly advertising Palmolive skin-softening soap to housewives across America in the Sunday newspaper. The rise and fame of content-creating beauty bloggers and vloggers (video-bloggers) in the past five years proves that these cosmetic and skincare companies […]

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September Monthly Reading Round-Up — PR Lessons from Drake and Chipotle, Every Day Ethics, An Epic List of Useless Words

September flew by in a blur and we’re venturing deeper into the fall semester. October is near but never fear, the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed: 1. 3 PR Lessons From The Brand Attack On Chipotle Author: Jonathan Salem Baskin Publication: Forbes What do you do […]

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Ethics Every Day: An Ethics Q & A With Public Relations Professionals

Ethics month is a great time to learn about ethics, but how are you going to use them when you graduate? Why does PRSSA and PRSA put so much emphasis on ethics? Here are two professionals to help answer questions related to using ethics in public relations.   Cole Buergi (CB) is the vice president […]

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The #PREthics of Engaging and Compensating Interns

In 1947, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a mandate that the United States Department of Labor must use a six-factor checklist to help determine whether an internship is legal. The six factors included the following: The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would […]

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