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Thu., Apr. 23, 2015
PR Execs Feast Tonight; Journalists Despair
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

kuzniaNearly 200 PR executives will honor Charlotte Otto tonight at the Bryant Park Grill as the 2015 "Paladin" of the PRSA Foundation. Many journalists, meanwhile, are in despair, a 2015 Pulitzer winner having been found in PR.

Category: PRSA
Tue., Apr. 21, 2015
P&G's Charlotte Otto to Get Soiled Paladin Award
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

charlotte ottoLongtime Procter & Gamble PR head Charlotte Otto is to get the Paladin Award of the PRSA Foundation Thursday. But all of P&G's soap couldn't cleanse the image of the press-boycotting Foundation.

 
Category: PRSA
Mon., Apr. 20, 2015
McCorkindale Should Not Take CEO of Institute for PR
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

mccorkindaleProf. Tina McCorkindale of Appalachian State University, slated to become CEO of the Institute for PR May 11, should not take that post unless she wants to destroy IPR’s 26-year record of independence.

 
Category: PRSA
Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
PRSA Leader McCorkindale Heads Institute for PR
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
tina mccorkindaleTina McCorkindale, Ph.D., an associate professor at Appalachian State University who was 2013 chair of the PRSA Educators Academy, will join the Institute for PR May 11 as CEO.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Apr. 8, 2015
'Legendary' Editor Mathis Asked to Cover PRSA
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

mathisKaren Brune Mathis, ex-biz editor, Florida Times-Union and now at the Daily Record of Jacksonville, has been asked to cover PRSA's boycott against the O'Dwyer Co. National chair Kathy Barbour is VP-communications at Acosta Sales and Marketing, Jacksonville.

Category: PRSA
Sun., Apr. 5, 2015
Religion, Law, PR, Media Clash in Stories
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
barbourThe shift of 2015 PRSA chair Kathy Barbour from Baptist Health South Florida to a marketing firm and the continued battle in the Hamptons over a Jewish religious boundary called an eruv involve religion, law, PR and the media.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Apr. 3, 2015
Kathy Barbour, 2015 PRSA Chair, Takes Non-Healthcare Post
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

kathy barbourKathy Barbour, 2015 PR Society chair, has taken a non-healthcare post after 16 years at Baptist Health South Florida, Mayo Clinic, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida. New Employer Acosta helps market consumer packaged goods.  

Category: PRSA
Mon., Mar. 30, 2015
PR Profs Assess PRSA's Flawed Awards Program
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

profsThree PR Ph.D's are assessing PRSA's awards program. But they also need to consider what is meant by "PR" these days -- just what are the "outcomes" and goals that are being sought. 

Category: PRSA
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Blog: Is Everything PR?
By Kevin McCauley
 

prThe Los Angeles chapter of Public Relations Society is hosting a conference with the provacative theme, "Yes, Everything is PR."

Category: PRSA
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
NBC's Brian Williams Leads Elon Fund Drive
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

williamsNBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams, whose son Douglas is 2013 graduate of Elon University, Elon, N.C., is assisting the school in its $15 million drive to expand its School of Communications.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
PR, Journo Jobs Are Among The Most Stressful
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
CareerCastPR jobs rank near the top in producing stress, says CareerCast.com. Its list of the “Ten Worst Jobs of 2014” puts “newspaper reporter” in second position.
Category: PRSA
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
PRSA Offers $225 "Black Friday" Bonus to New Members
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Black FridayPR Society of America, in a year-end membership drive, is offering membership benefits worth $225 to those who sign up by Nov. 30.

Category: PRSA
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
PR Profs Brainwash Selves, Students
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

prsaPR 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. 

Category: PRSA
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014
PRSA CEO Got $63K Bonus
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

bill murrayPRSA 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.

Category: PRSA
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
PRSA CEO Joins in 2015 from Three Trade Groups
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

joseph truncaleJoseph 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).

Category: PRSA
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
Capozzi Outlines Efforts to Boost Minorities in PR
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
lou capozziLou Capozzi, president of the PRSA Foundation, on Oct. 13 described efforts of the Foundation to increase minority participation in PR.
Category: PRSA
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
PRSA Softens APR Rule for Board, Elects McClennan
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
APRThe 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.
Category: PRSA
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
PRSA Hotel Permits O'Dwyer Lobby Exhibit
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Marriott Wardman Park HotelThe Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel, site of the 2014 conference of PRSA Oct. 11-14, is allowing a lobby display of O’Dwyer products. The Society had refused to sell us exhibit space.
Category: PRSA
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
PRSA Eases O'Dwyer Boycott for 2014 Conference
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Jack O’Dwyer will be allowed to cover the PRSA Assembly in D.C. Oct. 11 for the first time since 2010. O’Dwyer senior editor Kevin McCauley gets “credentials” for the entire conference.
Category: PRSA
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014
NEA Should Know about PRSA O'Dwyer Boycott
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Natl Education Assn.Leaders of the National Education Assn. should know about the boycott of PRSA vs. the O'Dwyer Co. because Nance Larsen communications director of NEA-Alaska, is on the Ethics Board of the Society.
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