The online world is filled with fake reviews, Wikipedia entries written for hire, and blogs that fail to disclose free products and services. Because everyone is a communicator in the digital world, those who adhere to professional standards and codes of ethics are in the minority. As a result, the very channels that we as public relations professionals rely upon to do our work have been corrupted in profound ways. Get a revealing look at the scope of this corruption, what the law says, and what ethical public relations pros should do.
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David Kamerer, Ph.D., APR, assistant professor of communication, Loyola University Chicago
David Kamerer, Ph.D., APR, is associate professor of communication at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches courses in social media, public relations and interactive communication. He earned his doctorate in telecommunications from Indiana University, and earned his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Universal Accreditation Board. He has served as a corporate director of communications and has extensive experience in public relations and marketing.