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Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
PRSA Seeks Ethics Sheen from 'Mr. Ethics'
By Jack O'Dwyer

randy cohenPRSA/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."

Category: PRSA
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Woman Gets 20 Years for Facebook Posting in Iran
By Jack O'Dwyer

Roya NobakhtRoya Nobakht, 47, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Iran for comments on Facebook that allegedly insulted the country’s leadership. "Social media" can be a dangerous place.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Jul. 14, 2014
More Journalists Jailed (Myanmar); PRSA Is Silent
By Jack O'Dwyer

fiske, cohenFive 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.

Category: PRSA
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014
PRSA's Cohen Flees US, Blocks E-mails
By Jack O'Dwyer

cohenAn 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."

Category: PRSA
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014
Where Is PRSA on Egypt's Jailing of Journalists?
By Jack O'Dwyer
fiskePRSA, which has commented on issues such as News Corp.'s hacking scandal, a PR firm "blacklisting" media, and paid vs. unpaid internships, is strangely silent on Egypt's jailing of journalists.
Category: PRSA
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014
Egypt's Journalist Jailings Mirrored in US at PRSA
By Jack O'Dwyer

al jazeera reportersEgypt's jailing of three journalists for seven years on bogus charges has been called "farcical," "draconian," etc. An exact parallel exists in the U.S. where PRSA bars reporters on inane charges.

Category: PRSA
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Attempt to Reach PRSA Chair Joe Cohen Fails
By Jack O'Dwyer

mwwAn attempt yesterday to reach PRSA chair Joe Cohen via a personal visit to his office at 304 Park ave. south at 23rd st., New York, failed. He has not responded to O’Dwyer phone calls, e-mails or letters.

Category: PRSA
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014
Blog: Schultz of Starbucks, End PRSA's Press Boycott
By Jack O'Dwyer

howard schultzHoward Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, named one of "Most Ethical Retailers" by Ethisphere Institute, has the power to end the PRSA press boycott. His VP of corporate communications is co-chair of the Society's conference in D.C. Oct. 11-14.

Category: PRSA
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
CPA Says PRSA Financial Reports 'Not Real'
By Jack O'Dwyer
prsaA CPA who examined the 2013 audit of PR Society of America, focusing on the $304,305 in "deferred dues" when dues income is $5,180,386, says dues should not be booked until earned.
Category: PRSA
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
McClennan Faces Lewis for PRSA Chair-Elect
By Greg Hazley
lewis, mcclennanMSLGroup senior VP Mark McClennan will square off against Dallas PR counselor Blake Lewis to be chair-elect of PRSA.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Jun. 13, 2014
FH, AT&T Anti-Texting Push Tops Silver Anvils
By Greg Hazley
it can waitAT&T and FleishmanHillard won top honors at PRSA's 2014 Silver Anvil Awards on June 12 for a well-received campaign against texting built on its four-year-old "It Can Wait" effort.
Category: PRSA
Mon., May 26, 2014
Memorial Day--Remember What Soldiers Died For
By Jack O'Dwyer

memorial dayHundreds of thousands of Americans died so that not only their fellow Americans but citizens in numerous other nations would have rights such as due process before being denied anything and the right to face accusers.

Category: PRSA
Mon., May 19, 2014
Story No One Wants: PRSA's Feeble Finances, CEO Out
By Jack O'Dwyer

bill murrayPR Society of America's 2013 income was less than it was in 2006; member total is where it was in 2000; only $1,057 was spent on "ethics in 2013," and $423K CEO Bill Murray suddenly quit. But no one's interested in this story (except us).

Category: PRSA
Wed., May 14, 2014
Publicis, Take Treasurer McClennan out of PRSA
By Jack O'Dwyer
levyPublicis CEO Maurice Levy, fresh from a humiliating tangle with Omnicom, should tell employee Mark McClennan to quit as treasurer of PRSA, a further blot on the Publicis escutcheon.
Category: PRSA
Fri., May 2, 2014
Korn Ferry Searches for New CEO of PRSA
By Jack O'Dwyer
korn/ferryKorn/Ferry International has been retained to look for a new CEO of PRSA to replace Bill Murray who resigned March 7, effective June 1.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Denver Law Dean Nixes PRSA Mediator Role
By Jack O'Dwyer

agUniversity of Denver Law Dean Martin Katz has rejected a request by this website that the law school perform a mediating role in the battle between PR Society of America and writers and reporters.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Law Dean Asked to Review PRSA vs. O'Dwyer Actions
By Jack O'Dwyer

Martin KatzDean Martin Katz of the University of Denver Law School, of which PRSA VP-PR Stephanie Cegielski is a 2006 grad, has been asked to study the legal moves of the Society vs. the O’Dwyer Co.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
O'Dwyer Rebuts 35-Count PRSA Indictment
By Jack O'Dwyer

Stephanie Cegielski, VP-PR of PRSA, has cited, as a reason for denying us membership in the Society, the 35 charges that were in a 23-page document dated Sept. 1, 2011. It “clearly lays out why you are unfit to be a member of our organization,” she said in an e-mail April 11.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 14, 2014
Editorial - But Not PR Contacts - Are Readily Available
By Jack O'Dwyer

servicesIt’s “open season” for PR people on editors via services like Vocus, Cision, PR Newswire and BusinessWire. But memberships of PR groups are a closely guarded secret.

Category: PRSA
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Groups Can Bar People Legally But Not Ethically
By Jack O'Dwyer

augustaPRSA, in barring reporters as members, opens itself to legal action as well as trial in the Court of Public Opinion. It allows employees of BusinessWire as members, so why not reporters?

Category: PRSA
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