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Social Media Ethics

Hosted by the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS).

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Categories: Ethics, Social Media

Can behavior in social media be policed? If so, who’s in charge? 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.


Dr. Deborah Silverman, APR, Fellow PRSA, associate professor of communication, Buffalo State College

Photo of Dr. Deborah Silverman, APR, Fellow PRSA Dr. Silverman, current chair of the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards, frequently presents on ethics topics for students and practitioners at conferences and conducts research on public relations ethics issues.

James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, Fellow IABC; APR, Fellow PRSA, BEPS Emeritus, president, The Lukaszewski Group, Division of Risdall Marketing Group

Photo of James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, Fellow IABC; APR, Fellow PRSA, BEPS Emeritus Lukaszewski is among the most widely known crisis public relations practitioners and senior executive coaches in North America. His PRSA and IABC webinars, teleconferences and in-person programs have been attended by thousands of practitioners over the last 25 years. Corporate Legal Times lists him as one of the top 28 crisis consultants.

Nance Larsen, APR, Fellow PRSA, director, communications and marketing, Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc.

Photo of Nance Larsen, APR, Fellow PRSA Larsen specializes in strategic issues management, media relations and crisis communications related to large-scale events and the environment.

Marlene Neill, Ph.D., APR, assistant professor, department of journalism, public relations and new media, Baylor University

Nancy Syzdek, APR, manager, corporate communications, JT3 LLC

Photo of Nancy Syzdek, APR Syzdek leads corporate communications for Las Vegas-based defense contractor JT3, and is a full-time lecturer for the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at UNLV.

Ann Willets, president and CEO, Utopia Communications, Inc.

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