Ethics Month is right around the corner. Here are some upcoming PRSA events that cover the various ways in which ethics impacts public relations.

  • Sept. 5 (3:00PM, EDT), Webinar: PR Ethics…Take It Personally:  Robby Johnson, APR, Ethics Chair, PRSA Alabama and Stacy Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA, past Ethics Chair, PRSA Alabama present the chapter’s campaign to promote ethics in PR and discuss how it drove member engagement and increased awareness in their community. Moderators:  BJ Whitman, APR, Fellow PRSA and Paula Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Sept. 10 (1:00PM, EDT), Conference Call: Moral Reasoning and Development Across Industries of Mass Communications: This study examined how professional journalists, public relations executives and advertising executives scored in a moral development test. There have been significant changes since a similar study was conducted 10 years ago and Marlene S. Neill Ph.D., APR and AEJMC Media Ethics Division Vice-Head & Programming Chair will lead a discussion of potential factors impacting the results. Moderator:  Cayce Myers, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., APR
  • Sept. 18 (1:00PM, EDT), Twitter chat: Legal and Ethical Dimensions: Using online data for Public Relations Strategies, Join the discussion at #PREthics
  • Sept. 19 (9:00PM, EDT), Twitter chat: PR Licensing—-“Enhancing the Profession”, Join the discussion at #PREthics
  • Sept. 24 (7:00PM, EDT), Twitter chat: Fighting for ethical integrity in time of fake news, misinformation & disinformation, Join the discussion at #PREthics
  • Sept. 26 (12:00 Noon, EDT), Webinar: Social Media, The Law and Public Relations Practice, Cayce Myers, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., APR examines the major legal trends affecting the practice of public relations and digital communication, including social media policy making, regulations of social media promotions and ownership of social media content. Myers is an Associate Professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Communication where he teaches public relations and currently serves as the Legal Research Editor for the Institute for Public Relations.