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PRSA Ethics Month Activities

PRSA Ethics Month Activities

September is Ethics Awareness Month at PRSA. Based on PRSA's Code of Ethics, Ethics Awareness Month seeks to inform and educate the public relations profession about ongoing issues and concerns regarding PR ethics. Brush up on your ethics knowledge with PRSA's ethics resources, and read commentary on ethical standards in PR here.

Below is a listing of PRSA's 2013 Ethics Month activities. You can continue to focus on ethics awareness in public relations by using the Twitter hashtag #PRethics, writing blog posts and other commentary focusing on ethical tenets in public relations, and organizing ethics programs for your PRSA chapter, district or section.

PRSAY Blog Posts

Sept. 4: “Ethics Challenges for Newer Practitioners”

Sept. 10: “The Importance of Ethics to PRSA”

Sept. 16: “Putting Ethics to Action”

Sept. 18: “Social Media Ethics Cases in the News”

Sept. 23: “Ignoring Critics” 

Tweet Chat (hashtag #PRethics)

“Ethics Issues Facing New Professionals”

Hosted by Elizabeth Greenaway (@ElizRhoads) and Deborah Silverman (@SilvermanDeb)

Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. EDT

Google+ Hangout

“Ethics in New Media: Navigating Sponsored Content, Influencers and the Changing Media Landscape”

Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. EDT

Presenters will include: Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA, Chair and CEO of PRSA; Dr. Deborah Silverman, APR, Fellow PRSA, Chair of the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS); James E. Lukaszewski, APR, ABC, Fellow PRSA, Co-Chair of BEPS; BEPS members Dr. Marlene Neill, APR, Ann Willets, Nick Lucido, and PRSSA President Brian Price.

Social Media Ethics Webinar

“Ripped from the Headlines: Social Media Ethics”

Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. EDT

To register, click here.

Can behavior in social media be policed? Who's in charge if you can? Can there be an ethics code in such a wild and woolly atmosphere? Are there any ethical expectations in social media beyond those already described in the PRSA Code of Ethics?

Join members of PRSA’s Board of Ethics and Professional Standards for an examination and discussion of some of the potentially unethical social media behaviors that have been making headlines. Presenters will include Dr. Deborah Silverman, APR, Fellow PRSA, BEPS chair; James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, BEPS co-chair; and BEPS members Nance Larsen, APR; Dr. Marlene Neill, APR; Nancy Syzdek, APR; and Ann Willets.


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