PR profs, including Tina McCorkindale and Marcia DiStaso of the PRSA Educators Academy, hail "dialogic looping" (i.e., people talking to each other) as the sine qua non of PR. But they don't practice it.
PRSA CEO Bill Murray, who had a $61K bonus in 2012, got another bonus of $63K in 2013 for a total of $430K, according to the group's 's 2013 IRS Form 990. He quit the Society March 7, 2014, effective June 1.
Joseph Truncale, who "joins" PRSA as CEO, a release said yesterday, actually won't arrive until January. He is from a merger of three printing, mailing and fulfillment trade groups (AMSP, NAPL and NAQP).
Violations of New York State Antitrust Law by PR Society of America, including interference with competition and enforcing press boycotts, have been brought to the attention of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
PRSA/New York, in a bid to tie itself and national to "ethics" (although national spent $1,057 on ethics in 2013), features ex-New York Timesethics columnist Randy Cohen in a program Sept. 8 that charges "PR professionals practice deception."
Five Myanmar journalists, aged 22-28, have been hit with ten years in prison at hard labor for covering charges the government is producing chemical weapons. PRSA, whose "PR for PR" includes commenting on current topics, is silent.
An attempt to ask PRSA chair Joe Cohen via e-mail for a statement on Egypt jailing three journalists found Cohen telling all e-mailers July 1 he is "out of the country till July 7 and will not be checking e-mail."
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