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PR Society of America, in a year-end membership drive, is offering membership benefits worth $225 to those who sign up by Nov. 30.
Lou Capozzi, president of the PRSA Foundation, on Oct. 13 described efforts of the Foundation to increase minority participation in PR.
The PRSA Assembly Oct. 11 voted 185 to 57 to allow non-accredited members to run for the board for the first time since the 1970s. Mark McClennan bested Blake Lewis for chair-elect by a 156-110 margin.
Blake Lewis is opposing Mark McClennan for chair-elect of PRSA -- the first contested election since 2000. The battle of Joann Killeen and Art Stevens generated charges of impropriety.
Seven people representing PR firms, media and a digital communications firm will argue Sept. 8 whether "PR people practice deception." What this "mock trial" needs is a dose of reality, plus exhibits.
The "Mock Tribunal of PR" of PRSA/New York Sept. 8 mocks its own self by barring reporters from the event.
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 Times ethics 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.
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