PRSA’s D&I Committee Announces Name Change

PRSA has announced it is changing the name of its Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Committee. Best practice across industries acknowledges that equity, which refers to fair treatment in access, opportunity and advancement for all individuals, is complementary to diversity, which values differences of all, and inclusion, which calls for full participation of all. The three pillars of diversity, equity, and inclusion mirror the goals/mission of public relations practitioners, defined as the primary audience, in PRSA’s Strategic Plan. The DE&I Committee is comprised…

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PRSA Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Commemorative Publication: “75 Years of Impact and Influence: People, Places & Moments in Public Relations History”

Established in 1947, PRSA, the nation’s leading organization serving the communications community, is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2022. To mark this milestone event, PRSA is publishing “75 Years of Impact and Influence: People, Places & Moments in Public Relations History,” showcasing the history of the profession through the people and events that helped shape international discourse and transform the business world. The limited-edition volume is available for presale beginning today and can be ordered here. “PRSA has literally been making history since its inception 75 years ago, and I…

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PRSA Partners with News Literacy Project to Create Programming Exclusively for PRSA and PRSSA Members

PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, and the News Literacy Project, the nation’s leading provider of news literacy education, have partnered to create a series of webinars exclusively for PRSA and PRSSA members. Under the heading of “Are You as News Literate as You Can Be,” these three sessions are designed to strengthen communications professionals’ effectiveness in counseling clients, improve their ability to recognize and battle disinformation, and incorporate news literacy into their overall strategies and daily practice. “We are all in the news business, whether…

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ICON 2022 Panel to Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Best Practices

PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced today a keynote panel featuring leaders from two of the world’s largest employers – the Department of Defense and Amazon – who will explore diversity, equity and inclusion best practices. The panel will be moderated by public relations strategist and PRSA Military Task Force Chair Paula Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA during ICON 2022 taking place November 13-15 at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Panelists include: Dr. Charles “Chuck” Barber, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…

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PRSA Announces Winners of 2022 Anvil Awards

PRSA, the US’ leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced the winners of the 2022 Anvil Awards, which recognize the best public relations tactics and campaigns of the year and the highest standards of performance for the profession. “Congratulations to all our well-deserved Anvil Award winners,” said Dr. Felicia Blow, APR, 2022 PRSA Chair. “I am consistently impressed with the quality of innovative and inspiring work created throughout our profession. The Anvil ceremony is always one of my favorite events, and it was an extra thrill to be able…

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