Posts Tagged: PRSA

Fake News Creates Real Challenges for Journalists and PR Professionals

The drumbeat over the growing spate of “fake news” stories reached a crescendo last week when the 2017 AP Stylebook felt compelled to address proper journalistic style when referring to “the modern phenomenon of deliberate falsehoods or fiction masked as news circulating on the internet.” Ironically, “fake news” is far from new. The Onion and National Inquirer were peddling this cheap brand of journalism long before Al Gore ever invented the internet. What is new is the impact “fake news” is having on the Fourth Estate; where trust in traditional news media is at an all-time low. A September 2016 Gallup Poll revealed that “Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media ‘to report the news fully, accurately and fairly’ has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup pol ... ⇢ read more

The APR’s 50th “Golden Anniversary” – Is the Best Yet to Come?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA By Amy Smith, President Write Ideas, Inc. and PRCG Powerlines Founder/Editor As the Public Relations Society of America's APR Credential approaches its 50th anniversary, there's a renewed interest in marking this milestone with renewed vigor.  The APR (Accredited in Public Relations) credential, according to the PRSA website, established in 1964, is... "...the profession's only national post-graduate certification program.  It measures a public relation practitioner's fundamental knowledge of communications theory and ... ⇢ read more

“Checkbook Journalism” From a PR Pro’s Perspective

By Marisa Vallbona, APR, Fellow, PRSA This blog post first appeared in PRSAY In an age of declining journalism standards, where anything goes and credibility is in serious question, it’s about time we see a network take the high road and announce it’s going back to the true practice of journalism. According to The Daily Beast, ABC News division president Ben Sherwood has decided the network will do just that and ⇢ read more

PR On Tour

Photo:  Dr Lawrence Yun with National Association of Realtors on media tour in Wisconsin Posted by Brian Knox, Zeppos & Associates, Inc. While social media channels continue to provide new and effective ways to communicate with reporters, there is one public relations tactic that I hope will always remain on the table.  I’m talkin ... ⇢ read more

Manage the rumor mill – don’t let it manage you

The grapevine is a fast moving channel and a force to be reckoned with, whether at a university, among friends, or in the workplace. The reality is that it can be a damaging influence and it can be a helpful resource.

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