Leading With Ethics During COVID-19

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Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). With such a wide-ranging group to reach, we wanted to ensure that we did so ethically and honestly during the standup.

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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. Ethics Earned mediaPeople have been calling PR practitioners “spin doctors” for decades, and, as the era of fake news fell upon us, it changed the face of journalism.

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#PRStudChat Celebrates Ethics Month with a September 21st Twitter Chat

PR Expanded

Throughout the month of September, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), holds several different activities and events to educate members, professionals and students on modern ethics. Dr. Marlene Neill (@ neillPR) is an assistant professor of advertising and public relations at Baylor University. Here are some of the questions and topics that we will be discussing; What does ethics in PR really mean? Ethics – where do we draw the line?

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#PR Expanded Guest Post: Ethical Awareness … It’s Never Too Early

PR Expanded

I know that ethics is “taught” in various forms in most colleges and universities, but I have serious concerns as to whether or not the “real world” is included in the process. But how much “this is why ethical behavior is crucial to the success of your client or employer” reality is included, I’m not sure. Bernays, arguably the “Father of Public Relations,” a LOT! He was…and remains to me…an incredible example of gentlemanly behavior and public relations professionalism.

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Ethics and ghostwriting

Axia PR

Ghostwriting is a commonplace practice in public relations and can be found everywhere, from your favorite books to the most notable speeches. ethicsBut what exactly is ghostwriting? It may be easier to start with what ghostwriting isn’t. Ghostwriting isn’t plagiarism. Plagiarism is the theft of original work with no attribution or permission given by the original author.

Public Relations Is at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics

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Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This matters in public relations because, inevitably, we will find ourselves at the intersection of AI and its effects on people.

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Bits, Bytes and the Ethics of Data

PRSay

Data has always informed the work of PR professionals, but the sheer volume of information available today raises new ethical and moral questions about what we collect, curate, share and use. In their quest for research funding, some data scientists might forego scientific rigor and ethical considerations. While we need measures to safeguard our information, it’s equally important to consider the ethics of the data we curate and use. Ethics Business Ethics Data data privacy

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Sometimes, the Ethical Choice Means Caring When Others Don’t

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Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Please join the discussion via #PRSAChat and #EthicsMonth, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, webinars and Twitter chats throughout the month. For me, keeping the money without doing the work conflicted with the business ethics and personal morals that I had learned early in my career.

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The #PRStudChat Community Joins Together for “Ethics – The Heart of Leadership” Twitter Discussion on September 13th

PR Expanded

September is PRSA Ethics Month and #PRStudChat will be holding an ethics discussion on Tuesday, September 13th at 8:30 p.m. Our community of PR students, educators and pros will join together for a dynamic Twitter chat on “Ethics – The Heart of Leadership.” He is also a member of PRSA’s Board of Ethics & Professional Standards. Ethics Event PR 2.0 PRStudChat Ethical Conduct Kirk Hazlett Leadership PRSA Ethics Months public relations

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When Passion Meets Ethics

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This pretty much frames most ethical dilemmas, doesn’t it? Even in non-crisis PR situations, “now” reflects a time well before something reaches the public eye. That’s probably one of the biggest challenges for ethical decision making — knowing that we sometimes have to make firm decisions as though dark clouds are above us during times when, figuratively speaking, we look out our windows and the sun is still shining and no one around us seems concerned.

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Ethics and You: Leading the Way

PRSay

As PR counsel to clients or employers who rely on our input to ensure that their actions are viewed favorably by the public and the media, proactive ethical guidance is paramount. And this can be accomplished only if we are viewed as knowledgeable professionals who have a firm finger on the public’s pulse. With this in mind, we turn back to our ethical responsibilities. He is also ethics officer for PRSA’s Tampa Bay Chapter. Ethics BEPS Ethics Month

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

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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.

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A Foundation in Ethics Is Built in Our Childhood

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According to Michael Josephson, founder and president of the Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics , one of the central pieces of teaching children about ethics is that “parents need to have a focused notion of what values are important to the family.” For some of us, the ethical dilemmas we deal with pale in comparison to what assaults our senses in a 24/7 news cycle. The Josephson Institute offers a wealth of information on ethical behavior.

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5 Public Relations Trends to Watch in 2019, Starring AI, Ethics and More

Garrett Public Relations

Keeping up with the vicissitudes can be difficult for public relations practitioners […]. The post 5 Public Relations Trends to Watch in 2019, Starring AI, Ethics and More appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH. 2019 AI B2B crisis communications crisis management ethics PR public relations public relations trends reputation management trends PR trendsThe times they are a-changin’.

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Ethics Right at Your Fingertips

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Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme is “Ethics Every Day.” ” Please join the discussion via #PRethics, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, webinars and Twitter Chats throughout the month. Take moment and scroll to the middle of the page on the left and check out the ethics tab that says Explore.

How PR students see ethics as the foundation for future work

PR Daily

For young pros, already developing projects as part of their agency groups on campus, an ethical backbone to PR work offers path through uncertain future. Ethics is the underlying principle upon which all great PR lessons are based. Ethics build trust.

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The Ethics of PR Consultancies in “Choosing” Clients

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post The Ethics of PR Consultancies in “Choosing” Clients appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. As the world becomes increasingly transparent, professional service firms need to know more about their clients and their potential clients.

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? What matters is the ability to treat key members of the public with fairness, dignity and respect that is afforded to them as rational and reasoning individuals as prescribed by Immanuel Kant’s deontological philosophy , or “duty ethics.” Ethics BEPS Code of Ethics Ethics Month

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Saying ‘No’ to the Boss: Building Your Ethics Portfolio

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In its recently released report , the Commission on Public Relations Education recommended adding a course in ethics to the core PR curriculum. According to the Commission, ethics is “more essential than ever in our current age of disinformation, alternative facts and ‘fake news.’”. Of course, ethics has always been essential to professional success in public relations — just as ethics is essential to successful practice in all professions.

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How To Set Expectations In Public Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Public relations is known for being versatile, occasionally glamorous, and, yes, stressful. If you want a product launch to be covered in a top-tier publication, journalists will need to talk to someone who has used the product or can speak to its market value.

AI Ethics guide foresaw “mutant” A Level algorithm

Stephen Waddington

The CIPR and CPRS has published a best practice guide to the ethical application of artificial intelligence. A new artificial intelligence (AI) ethics guide published by the CIPR and CPRS foresaw this situation.

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Code of PR Ethics: The Gray Area of Communicating a Point of View

Sword and the Script

I think I could make a case arguing the ethics either way. Alongside a question about PR’s view of media bias , we asked the following: Do communications professionals – including PR, public affairs and spokespeople – present accurate and truthful information?

Ethics: It’s All About Honesty

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Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme, Public Relations Ethics: Strengthening Our Core, guides a special focus on the six core values highlighted in the PRSA Code of Ethics. Honesty is essential in building trust between an organization and its key publics.

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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. Without rigorous study and application of ethical principles, trust is inevitably lost, and without trust the PR function and organizational life deteriorate into dysfunction or failure. PRSA research confirms that our members view PRSA’s ethics programs as our most important content area, and our most valued versus other sources.

Are Millennials Equipped to be Ethical PR Leaders?

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Moving from tactical positions to more strategic roles is a significant milestone, but are they equipped to recognize and manage the ethical challenges they will face? Page Center and the PRSA Board of Ethics & Professional Standards (BEPS). The 19% who responded indicated: They do not feel prepared to provide ethics counsel. Only one-third indicated they felt prepared to offer ethics counsel. Only 41 percent said they were familiar with PRSA’s Code of Ethics.

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Legal and Ethical Dimensions: Using Online Data for PR Strategies

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Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme is “Ethics Every Day.” Please join the discussion via #PRethics, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, webinars and Twitter Chats throughout the month. 18, BEPS hosted a Twitter chat to discuss the legal and ethical issues surrounding online data use in PR practice.

A lesson in PR ethics, courtesy of ‘The Great Hack’

PR Daily

Over the course of two hours, the documentary explores how Cambridge Analytica, a data research group, obtained private information on citizens in the United States and Great Britain with the purpose of creating marketing and public relations content during the 2015 Brexit Vote and 2016 U.S. The Great Hack” raises many ethical red flags that public relations professionals must address. Can we be ethical when dealing with a crisis?

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PR Ethics … “You CAN Handle the Truth”

Waxing UnLyrical

It most often bubbles up when I find myself confronted by a situation that presents an ethical challenge. Public relations is just that … open and honest communication with those publics who turn to us for advice, guidance, simple “do’s and don’ts.” But how should we, as public-facing representatives of an organization, be expected to tell those publics what’s going on or what we’re planning without causing even further damage to our organizational reputation?

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 mishaps can cause corporations to lose customers, business partners, income and stock value, according to the Consequences of Managerial Indiscretions: Sex, Lies, and Firm Value , a study published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Organizations can avoid such problems only by adhering to high ethical standards.

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Ethics: Not Just a Policy

PRSay

To paraphrase a friend of mine “Ethics should not just be a policy. Ethics is central to effective public relations. Do we really need to disclose that publicly? I wrote a few years ago about training your ethical mind and the lessons still hold true today. It’s why we have ethics month every year and why we created the PRSA ethics app. It’s why every member of PRSA pledges to adhere to the code of Ethics. EST. Let’s Talk Ethics!

Ethics: Making It Part of Your Core Culture

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Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme, Public Relations Ethics: Strengthening Our Core, guides a special focus on the six core values highlighted in the PRSA Code of Ethics. There may be several reasons a business thrives decade after decade, but at the very core is a strong culture steeped in high ethical expectations.

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The Integral Role of Ethics in Investor Relations

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A few months ago, I read something from a PR professional that revealed a certain amount of confusion over the matter of investor relations (IR) and ethics. More to the point, it occurred to me that the confusion could simply be due to some communicators who rarely get involved in IR matters assuming that investor relations presents a higher number of ethical challenges than other communications disciplines. The PRSA Code of Ethics does provide some help.

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

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Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme, Public Relations Ethics: Strengthening Our Core, guides a special focus on the six core values highlighted in the PRSA Code of Ethics. Page Society in preparation for a book on PR ethics. She is a member of the PRSA Board of Ethics & Professional Standards.

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An Ethical Test: Why I Blew the Whistle on Corruption at My Organization

PRSay

As PR practitioners, every day presents a new opportunity to reinforce our commitment to ethics. I had been enjoying my time as a public affairs officer at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System (PVAHCS). Instead of being a uniting force, which I loved in my public affairs officer role at PVAHCS, I became a dividing force. Ethics BEPS Ethics MonthBut what happens when you discover that your organization doesn’t share your belief in that commitment?

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How CEOs are boosting ethics engagement to fuel corporate culture and brand trust

Agility PR Solutions

CEOs are deepening their engagement in the areas of ethics, values, trust and transparency, according to new research on the marketing and communications practices of leading companies from EthicOne and the Ethisphere Institute. The new, jointly released Ethics in Marketing & Communicationsstudy examined all 135 companies on the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies list as […]. Public Relations branding

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Ethics Doesn’t Take Vacations

PRSay

And that’s fine…everyone deserves some downtime, especially public relations professionals who tend to be “on” 24/7. But there’s one aspect of public relations that doesn’t get to take time off…ethical practice and behavior. Ethical considerations are with us constantly…when we wake in the morning, and when we finally fall asleep at night. There are no vacations for ethics. After all… ethics doesn’t take vacations. Ethics knowledge PRSA public relations

Let’s Think About Ethics

PRSay

Believing we’re ethical and conducting ourselves ethically are two different things. While many of us claim to like the idea of ethics, it’s hard to ignore the all-too-frequent headlines about public servants and corporate figures whose ethical behavior leaves a lot to be desired. Ethics BEPS ESAs Media

Essential Requirements for Serving as an Ethics Counselor

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This year’s theme for PRSA’s Ethics Month is “ PR Ethics Counsel: Be Prepared ” and one of the ways to be prepared is to build relationships inside your company or organization so colleagues are willing to listen to your counsel when an issue arises. I think public relations has a great opportunity to do that because we can be champions for people. Educate colleagues on what public relations is and how you can assist them. Ethics BEPS Code of Ethics Ethics Mont

Making digital ethics actionable and sustainable

Agility PR Solutions

Ethics as applied to the business world are nothing new, and ethics itself has been a topic of conversation and debate for thousands of years. The post Making digital ethics actionable and sustainable appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations trendsBut the rapid development of technology in the modern world brings with it both potential harm and benefits. We now operate in a world where it is more and more […].

Ethics Month, and a Time for Continued Professional Development

PRSay

Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme, Public Relations Ethics: Strengthening Our Core, guides a special focus on the six core values highlighted in the PRSA Code of Ethics. Expertise is a tenet of the PRSA Code of Ethics that upholds this notion: We acquire and responsibly use specialized knowledge and experience.