Posted At: October 25, 2013 10:30 a.m. by Kyle Borland. The Southern Poverty Law Center has been at the forefront of the civil rights struggle in the South for more than 40 years. As the SPLC has grown, so has its public affairs department and its capabilities to spread the SPLC's message.
Posted At: October 8, 2013 1:30 p.m. by Christi Rich. The hit ABC drama “Scandal,” while a compelling show, may pose a threat to the reputation of true crisis professionals. Main character Olivia Pope, a crisis manager in Washington, D.C., worked with her colleagues to clean up a murder scene surrounding one of her employees in the season one finale. It’s a more complicated story line than just that, but the bottom line is they all broke the law without ever contemplating the consequences of their actions.
Posted At: September 25, 2013 2:24 p.m. by Lexi Holdbrooks. Internships give graduating students a visible edge. They are key to landing a job. In the public relations realm, GPAs and school involvement are worthless without previous work experience. So, should internships in the field be paid?
Posted At: September 18, 2013 2:45 P.M. By Christi Rich. On Sept. 11, 2013, Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, authored an op-ed in The New York Times. Many public relations professionals, students and educators likely had the same thought I did: There’s no way he actually wrote that himself. According to CBS News, Putin and his inner circle worked to write the article under Putin’s name, but Ketchum helped to place it. This one example brings to light the ever-present ethical question: Is ghost writing ethical?
Posted At: April 22, 2013 2:35 p.m. by Jessica Ruffin A young blonde woman stares off in another direction, her clothes torn and her skin covered in gashes. Her surroundings reflect chaos and tragedy, the ground overtaken by puddles of blood and debris. This picture from the April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon has become “iconic,” according to the New York Daily News, and has appeared in papers all across the nation. However, before publishing that picture, the Boston Globe photographer who shot it had to consider the following: Is it ethical?
Posted At: April 10, 2013 2:48 P.M. by Jessica Ruffin. The popularity of social media has skyrocketed over the past several years, with one billion monthly users as of last fall. This popularity has also stimulated a trend of American employers asking potential job candidates for passwords to their personal social media sites. And Americans are not happy.
Posted At: March 5, 2013 6:20 P.M. by Gillian Richard It takes motivation to do what we do. It takes hard work, dedication and a commitment to ethical behavior. For some reason, our profession doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. People may miss the nobility in it, but we don’t. We’re PRoud.
Posted At: January 23, 2013 2:20 P.M. by Amber Parker. Today church audiences range from the traditional 200 people to thousands at the routine morning service. The price of the physical buildings includes million-dollar structures. It is with these changes that churches are experiencing a sudden need to pull on their capitalistic American roots and strive for differentiation. Whether the message is that it is a small church with a hometown feel or a megachurch with tons of resources, it is the church’s responsibility to ensure that its message is propagated.