Journalism ethics versus public relations ethics

Axia PR

How do we ensure that communication pros abide by their codes of ethics? Both the journalism and public relations industries have always struggled with negative reputations. Despite unfortunate widespread beliefs, both PR pros and journalists follow strict codes of ethics in their work.

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An Ethical, Decision-Making Model to Consider

PRSay

How do we ethically communicate and make decisions in a manner that considers the best interests for all — including employers, clients, members of key publics and stakeholders? Ethics BEPS Code of Ethics Ethics Month

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Ethics Month 2019: A Celebration of ‘Ethics Every Day’

PRSay

On any given day, PR professionals from entry-level associates to senior executives face ethical dilemmas. How can PR professionals ensure ethical decision-making on a daily basis? In honor of PRSA’s annual Ethics Month in September, the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) will host programming focused on the theme “Ethics Every Day,” to emphasize how we as communicators can integrate ethics into our decisions and actions 365 days a year.

PR ethics and journalism ethics in the face of media business meltdown

Stuart Bruce

Since columnist Peter Oborne sensationally resigned from The Telegraph with a devastating public critique of what he believed to be its declining ethical and editorial standards I’ve read very little about the role and implications for PR, corporate communications and business.

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An Introduction to Ethics Month, With Thanks

PRSay

Each September, PRSA takes the opportunity to spotlight ethics, which must be a constant focus for the PR profession regardless of which month we’re in. They do an exemplary job of pointing the way toward sound ethical concepts and best practices. Ethics BEPS Ethics Month

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It’s time to put PR ethics front and center

PR Daily

Public relations and corporate communications experts are urging corporations to more strongly embrace strict ethical standards. Ethical indiscretions are also associated with an increased probability of shareholder-initiated lawsuits, high employee turnover and government investigations.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Business Expertise and Strengthen Your Ethical Core

PRSay

Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Page Society in preparation for a book on PR ethics.

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Journalism and News Trends for PR Pros

Cision

The revenue model for journalism is at best in flux, and at worst, in chaos. Serious journalism from unexpected sources. Vice magazine, originally a local magazine in Montreal and best-known for local coverage and shock journalism, grew into Vice Media. More data journalism.

5 lessons in ethics from PR disasters

PR Daily

The crisis brought on by negligence made many question the company's motives and ethics, and it’s still a cautionary tale for communications professionals. Let’s look at cases in which other PR pros violated ethical guidelines in order to advance their organizations’ means.

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Question of the Month: What Does Acting Ethically as a Communicator Mean to You?

PRSay

” In honor of September being PRSA’s Ethics Month, we posed the following: “ What does acting ethically as a communicator mean to you?” ” “Acting ethically as a communicator to me starts at a person’s core.

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Research From BEPS Results in Book Providing Guidance on Ethics Counsel

PRSay

We are pleased to report that our latest project has resulted in a book, “Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job ,” published by Business Expert Press. Chapter 7 How to Prepare for Ethics Counsel: Mentors, Training and Other Resources.

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Don’t Overlook Your Office Neighbors: The Importance of Building Internal Relationships

PR Expanded

Page Society in preparation for the book, “ Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job.”. Her research interests include public relations management and ethics. book Ethics Guest Post Leadership PR 2.0 A Guest Post By Marlene S.

Companies walk a fine line when execs are ousted for ethics violations

PR Daily

Several companies have ousted their CEO or other high-profile leaders due to “code of ethics violations,” veiled language that indicates a potential crisis for the company’s brand. The prevailing crisis response in the #MeToo era is straightforward: Remove the liability.

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The Top Challenges in Journalism According to a Survey of Journalists and the Cliff Notes to 3 Studies by PR Tech Vendors [UML]

Sword and the Script

1) The top challenges in journalism. I’ll leave the ethical implications of this trend in journalism to the media critics and ombudsmen – but will note it’s introducing new ethical considerations for PR pros. Is the process of media relations getting harder?

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Cyber Tech brings Intrigue, Ethical Challenges to PR

Flack's Revenge

It can bring the cloaks, daggers and pose ethical challenges for PR teams, vendors and journalists alike. I thought about this while reading a NY Times story: When Spies Hack Journalism. What are the journalistic and ethical considerations?

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How APR Training Impacts Perceptions And Readiness To Provide Ethics Counsel

PRSay

New research published in the journal, Public Relations Review , supports the value of the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential when it comes to preparedness and likelihood to offer ethics counsel. Ethics management in public relations: Practitioner.

Double-dipping exposes reputation risk in blurred boundaries of PR and journalism

PR Conversations

For public relations practitioners committed to ethics and professionalism, the natural first instinct was self-righteous shock. Most codes of ethics are clear about why this is wrong. When trust in journalism is broken, everyone loses.

After the End of Journalism – The Revolution that Turned PR Experts into Publishers, Editors, and Reporters

Maxim Behar's Blog

So then, my phones wouldn’t stop ringing, my ex-colleagues (I spent 15 great years in journalism), would not so friendly come at me with objurgations that I am almost predicting the end of their profession.

Double-dipping exposes reputation risk in blurred boundaries of PR and journalism

PR Conversations

For public relations practitioners committed to ethics and professionalism, the natural first instinct was self-righteous shock. Most codes of ethics are clear about why this is wrong. When trust in journalism is broken, everyone loses.

Leveson Inquiry archive important contribution to debate and education on media ethics

Stephen Waddington

Kingston University has published an archive of the Leveson Inquiry six years after it reported, thwarting fears that it would end up “on the second shelf of a professor of journalism’s study.”

Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

Cision

Sites with high ethical standards disclose that the content is sponsored, so readers do not falsely assume it is provided by the publisher. The emergence of native advertising on editorial sites is giving birth to a new discipline that combines marketing and journalism.

PR and ad-blocking – don’t do it

Stuart Bruce

corporate communications Ethics Journalism Media Media Relations public relationsMost public relations professionals now acknowledge the importance of paid media, alongside earned, shared and owned – PESO. But for earned media to work there … The post PR and ad-blocking – don’t do it appeared first on Stuart Bruce.

Partisan Politics Complicates PR and Comms for Business, Survey Finds

Sword and the Script

Media bias and PR ethics. The top five communications tactics based on a weighted average are: data & analytics; storytelling; content marketing , blogging, and brand journalism; business social responsibility; and thought leadership.

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#Leaders Listen Up: #Millennials Share what Gets their Attention on Social Media

PR Expanded

Use a writing style that’s personal or journal-style writing. Technology Social media Emotional Intelligence Empathy Ethics FEEL First Millennials Research ProjectSocial media continues to capture time and attention.

Datelines, Bylines and Credible Citations: 3 Elements of Trust You Should Include in Company Blog Posts

Sword and the Script

Bylines provide “an accountability measure,” as the Poynter Institute , a research organization dedicated to improving journalism, says. Company blogs are not journalism, but the best performing ones take a journalistic approach to content. Somebody said something sometime.

The Key to Overpowering Arrogance

PR Expanded

Ethics Guest Post Leadership PR 2.0 A Guest Post by Christine Roque, American University Student, PR Expanded Blog Post Winner. Arrogance is the downfall of man and humility goes hand in hand with empathy. Humility and empathy are the antidote for arrogant leadership.

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2020, PR Moment (decade) of Truth

Flack's Revenge

These are some of the same kinds of ethical challenges we have faced before in an updated format. But this is not just about ethics. The problem is bigger than PR and even journalism. Yet journalism can combat fake news. Pixabay.

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Why PR people need to protect influencers’ mental health

PR in High Definition

The ethics of influencer PR. This presents an ethical dilemma for PR people. While it’s not our responsibility (or qualification) to manage their mental health, there’s ethical considerations we can keep in mind before working with an influencer that will help protect them accordingly.

Civility as Professional Imperative

PRSay

Some of the answers lie in PRSA’s Code of Ethics , and I believe that acting on its principles is imperative for those who would call themselves PR professionals. In a Wall Street Journal article published on Aug. Ethics Thought Leadership Code of Ethics

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Disinformation in Business and Facts, Diplomacy, and Trust as Countermeasures [UML]

Sword and the Script

The concern here isn’t just for the ethics of data and psychology in business persuasion – but also the ability to recognize when it’s being used against you. PR academic marketing theory fake news and disinformation persuasion theory PR ethics PR theory unscripted marketing

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Why and how communicators must protect their brands from ‘techlash’

PR Daily

Technology’s increasing presence in the marketplace has more and more consumers voicing ethical concerns and posing tough questions about those companies’ stands on key issues. Brand Journalism Branding Marketing PR Industry

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A Glimmer of Hope for Journalism?

Flatiron Communications

The “fitness” category includes news reports on candidates’ policy positions, personal qualities, leadership abilities, ethical standards, and the like. Sure, quality journalism abounds in today’s news ecosystem. The post A Glimmer of Hope for Journalism?

Survey: How Millennials View #PREthics

PRSay

This month, the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards, together with the Arthur W. Page Center , is sponsoring survey research with Millennials who are members of PRSA to better understand their readiness to respond to ethical issues presented in the workplace. via USC.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

And thank you Aaron for that fascinating insight into how social media has changed journalism. I will be talking about mobile, data and wearable technology as the drivers and ethics, real time and content as the issues. We’ll look at ethics and governance.

It’s the End of the Truth as we Know it – is PR fine?

Flack's Revenge

Adhere to highest ethical standards. PR Public Relations Tech Web/Tech fake news journalism media post-truth public relationsIt’s like we went to sleep in late 2016 and woke up with a post-election New Years, fake news, post-truth hangover.

How to generate authentic brand advocacy from your employees

PR Daily

Some PR and marketing pros caution against the practice, questioning whether it’s effective or ethical. Brand Journalism Content Marketing Employee Engagement External Communications Marketing Media Relations Social Media Storytelling

Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

PR Expanded

The days of objectivity are gone and the days of combative, aggressive, argumentative ‘in your face’ journalism has taken its place.”. “It’s The Intersection of Bias, Ethics and PR Stunts in Media Relations. Ethics Guest Post Media Relations PR 2.0

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Wendy’s drags McDonald’s in breakfast rollout, key elements of public trust, and Barnes & Noble’s Black History Month misfire

PR Daily

When it comes to building your reputation, is it more important to exhibit competence or ethics? Can yours be a company that is really good at what it does and still hold public trust without also touting ethical behavior on the environment, employment and comensation and other issues?

Storytelling, PR, and Measurement

Waxing UnLyrical

The need for truth and transparency within public relations was born out of necessity after the communication industry had developed a black-eye by turning a blind eye to ethics. [Ed: we’d originally paused our publishing schedule as we had no idea how today was going to turn out.

What lies ahead in 2020? Predictions from 20 industry experts

PR Daily

Finally, and maybe most significantly, I see 2020—especially as an election year—bringing even more concern about Big Tech and its dominance, and a growing ‘tech-lash’ by consumers, not just about data privacy and misinformation, but around issues of automation, ethics and AI, and income inequality.”