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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Should you feel ashamed for reading the hard copy newspaper?

Communications Conversations

Every so often, I’ll see it in one of my social feeds: That comment or remark from a friend, colleague or industry person taking jabs at the hard copy newspaper and those that read it. I still love my hard copy newspaper. People with 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.

How an underground high school newspaper led to a 10+ year blog

Communications Conversations

Last Saturday, there was a wonderful article in the Variety section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune about groups of kids who had started neighborhood newspapers during the pandemic. First, we need more local journalism–whether it’s professional or not.

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.”

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. One could hypothesize questions 1 and 2 were debated at both the TV network and the newspaper.).

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. One could hypothesize questions 1 and 2 were debated at both the TV network and the newspaper.).

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.

Prakky’s pick: Top sources of Australian media news

Prakkypedia

I thought it would be useful to share some sources of news on Australia’s journalism industry (in no particular order): The Australian – Media. Self-described as a “trade journal for the media covering newspapers, magazines, TV, digital, radio, outdoor advertising and entertainment media”.

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Would you buy a car from that man? Reputation is personal

Prakkypedia

The rankings – particularly those top-ranked and those lowest-ranked – are highlighted across newspaper headlines, and discussed on TV and radio talkshows. In the US, Gallup takes an “annual look at honesty and ethical standards among various fields”. I’ve been pondering reputation.

Why separating editorial and marketing is essential for PR

PR Daily

I’ve been getting them from legit magazines, newspapers and websites, and even when I am working on something that’s purely editorial, it usually doesn’t take long for someone from the advertising side to reach out and ask if I’d be interested in purchasing an ad as well.

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In Memoriam: Reed Bolton Byrum, APR, Fellow PRSA

PRSay

A former journalist and editor, he worked for numerous newspapers and a wire service, earning numerous accolades and journalism awards. Davis Symposium on Ethics at Pennsylvania State University, and at Washington and Lee University’s Institute on Media Ethics. .

Review — The Loudest Voice (TV Series)

Doctor Spin

Anyone interested in public affairs , crisis communication , and media logic will definitely gasp at the absurdity by which one single man can influence such a large numbers of people by using non-ethical propaganda techniques.

PRoust Questionnaire: Gregor Halff

PR Conversations

more ethical colleagues. Access to a broad range of quality journalism is essential. I enjoy reading local newspapers (or digital properties) from wherever in the world I am working, but also make sure to get my daily dose of the famous “salmon-pink newspaper.”

10 things journalists do that annoy PR pros

PR Daily

I began my career as a newspaper journalist and then shifted over to "the dark side” of PR/communications a few years later. When I offer to pay for your lunch, don’t act like it was some sort of bribe and an affront to your journalistic ethics.

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Why separating editorial and marketing is essential for PR

PR Daily

I’ve been getting them from legit magazines, newspapers and websites, and even when I am working on something that’s purely editorial, it usually doesn’t take long for someone from the advertising side to reach out and ask if I’d be interested in purchasing an ad as well. or codes of ethics.

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Why Facebook & Google Can’t Afford to Legitimize Fake News Sources

Cision

In the 1890s, it was called yellow journalism and was a tactic designed by greedy newspaper publishers to sell more newspapers using scandalous (and not necessarily true) headlines. The concept of “fake news” is anything but novel.

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Future of PR: 2020 edition

Stephen Waddington

Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice 6. has been exploring in her work on women in journalism. It drives ethical behaviour and creates an essential check on actions that go against the best interests of stakeholders.

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Debate rages online about viral images of dead Syrian child

PR Daily

Images of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who had drowned in an attempt to reach the Greek island of Kos went viral Wednesday, sparking an ethics debate and bringing the refugee crisis front and center. It’s a battle between respect for sensibilities and the need to raise awareness of a crisis.

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PR's responsibility to the public

PR Daily

Additionally, 50 percent of millennials surveyed want to work for a business with ethical practices.”. Fewer than half said they would not, despite the fact that such campaigns would breach the ethics codes of most PR associations and institutes.

USA Today’s Tips for Pitching to Get News Coverage

Cision

Moderated by social media strategist Nichole Kelly , the panelists discussed ongoing transformations in the journalism world, the innovation process that sets USA Today apart from other digital newsrooms and pitching tips for PR pros to better work with outlets like USA Today. If you want your earned media to work, figure out the passion points for the co mmunity that the newspaper is going to be covering and figure out how your client fits into that larger area,” he says.

Behind the Headlines With Rich Oppel

Cision

How do you think your background in journalism will help you in this new role? How did you make the switch from journalism to PR? I find that some young professionals don’t read newspapers or influential websites. My daily newspaper of choice is…The New York Times.

What Lies Ahead for Public Relations in 2018?

PRSay

We’ve watched traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television decrease in importance thanks to Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other social platforms. Artificial intelligence also has the potential to revolutionize journalism.

PR and Content Marketing Insights from the Edelman Trust Barometer

Sword and the Script

It had a name that sounded like a daily newspaper – the “Herald” or “Courier” or something like that – but the “about us” section was telling. I study organizational persuasion for a living and I knew this was not bona fide journalism.

PR pros’ role in the fake news epidemic

PR Daily

Citizen journalism. The Huffington Post even has its own Citizen Journalism section, for example. Some are heeding the call; others are taking advantage of the situation, ignoring journalistic ethics along the way. Pageview journalism. We’ve all heard it.

Media relations is thriving

Stephen Waddington

If you read an article about an individual or organisation in your favourite magazine or newspaper you’re likely to view it far more favourably than if you heard the information direct. The Daily Telegraph was the first UK national newspaper to go online in November the same year.

2016: When PR Turned to the Dark Side

Flatiron Communications

I mean did it even matter that nearly every newspaper in the country published full-throated condemnations of Mr. Trump? It provides communications strategists a roadmap for the manipulation of a pliable public that historically has placed its trust in quality journalism but no longer does.

The transition from media to PR: Four former journalists talk about the surprises, struggles and wins

Communications Conversations

Newspapers are cutting staff. Paul Business Journal). You know you have skills but you don’t know how they will translate outside of journalism. The journalism world is much more fast-paced. Teaching people on the PR side about the journalism side.

In-Housing Trend: What PR Agencies and Marketing Firms can Learn from Law Firms

Sword and the Script

It found as the Wall Street Journal reported , “Advertisers with in-house agencies increased to 64% of the survey’s respondents from 42% a decade ago, according to the study.” (By Here comes the parallel – have you cracked open the CMO section of the Wall Street Journal, lately?

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Behind the Headlines With Brandon Puttbrese

Cision

I joined the journalism classes writing news articles for the college news website and began studying public relations for my degree. Working at newspapers for a few years taught me to always consider the audience when you’re writing.

22 PR Rock Stars of the Future

Communications Conversations

Melissa Thibodo is the whole package – she is incredibly bright with PR strategy, she is among our top student writers and editors in the journalism school, she has unparalleled relationship building skills, and she has a strong foundation of real-world experience.