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Michael Scott’s Official Ethics To-Do Not List

Michael Scott, Regional Manager of Dunder-Mifflin Scranton Branch, is a comedic character and a wise teacher of what not to do, especially when it comes to ethics and professionalism. We are public relations students but ethics can be incorporated into any workspace. The examples below display what the character Michael Scott can teach us about […]

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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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The Ethics of the Equifax Hacking Scandal

Finance as we know it would not exist without credit and credit-reporting companies. The big three credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, are some of the largest data providers in the world. These credit bureaus collect massive quantities of data to tell companies whether billions of people around the world are worth lending money. Simply […]

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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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The Benefits of Joining PRSA

The transition from college to the real world can be really scary You now have to worry about paying bills,  finding a full-time job in your desired career field — the list goes on and on. One of the most valuable resources for young public relations professionals during this time is PRSA — PRSSA’s parent […]

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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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Why You Should Never Lie on Your Résumé

We’ve all been at that point — you’re working on your résumé and you’re stuck. Maybe a company is looking for someone who’s bilingual, and you completed two semesters of Spanish. So surely no one will care if you enhance your experiences, right? Wrong. Anything that you enhance, expand or elaborate is still a lie […]

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Conflicts of Interest: What to Do When the Decision Is Not Clean-Cut

Integrity is a quality that most, if not all, public relations employers are looking for in prospective employees. With ethical conduct comes responsibility — the responsibility of staying true to your publics, your company and yourself. But oftentimes stakeholders have diverging motivations, and sometimes these clash and result in (potential) conflicts of interest. We are […]

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Plagiarism: What Would You Do?

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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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