The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 1

The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 1

Last year, I wrote an article about how unpaid internships perpetuate the racial wealth gap inequity and therefore prevent the PR industry from becoming more diverse. To address this issue, PRSSA teamed up with Finn Partners to launch a two-day mentorship program for diverse members, called “Partners for Diversity: The Internship Preview.” The program aimed to expose students to various […]

Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community to #StopAsianHate

Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community to #StopAsianHate

Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased exponentially over the course of the pandemic due to racially charged and xenophobic rhetoric expressed by people such as former President Donald Trump, who has publicly referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus”.  Comments such as those referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus” are very damaging to the AAPI […]

PR News Recap— March 2021

PR News Recap— March 2021

The end of March is upon us and so is our March PR News Recap. Members of the Publications Subcommittee are here to recap some of our top news stories of the month in the world of public relations and communications. This time around we have Harry Styles, brackets galore, and a new initiative from Instagram regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. See […]

Please, Don’t Tell Me “Happy Women’s Day”

Please, Don’t Tell Me “Happy Women’s Day”

Editor’s note: The following article contains graphic content. This is what we’ve heard hundreds of times on March 8 in Argentina. Women are asking not to get told, “Happy Women’s Day,” nor to receive flowers. Instead, they say, “We will be happy the day that no one is missing.” To understand the reason for this statement (that I know for […]

District Conference Preview- Welcome to the Neighborhood (Point Park University and Duquesne University)

District Conference Preview- Welcome to the Neighborhood (Point Park University and Duquesne University)

This article is part of our 2021 District Conference coverage series. For more information on PRSSA District Conferences, click here. (Answers from Emma Christley, Chapter president and Conference Committee co-chair, Point Park University) Q1: How did you arrive at your conference theme, and what can members expect to see at this conference? We thought about this conference around the time the […]

District Conference Recap: Next Gen: Smashing Precedents (University of Rhode Island 2021)

District Conference Recap: Next Gen: Smashing Precedents (University of Rhode Island 2021)

This article is part of our 2021 District Conference coverage series. For more information on PRSSA District Conferences, click here. For the first time in the Chapter’s history, University of Rhode Island PRSSA was able to host a District Conference. This virtual conference, titled “Next Gen: Smashing Precedents,” took place on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 via Zoom. With […]

District Conference Recap: PRogress Through Tech (Temple University 2021)

District Conference Recap: PRogress Through Tech (Temple University 2021)

This article is part of our 2021 District Conference coverage series. For more information on PRSSA District Conferences, click here. After almost two years in the making, “PRogress Through Tech” was brought to life by Temple University’s PRSSA Chapter on March 13, 2021. With attendance from seven different schools and over 60 students and professionals, “PRogress Through Tech” showed attendees how […]

The Importance of Passion in PR

The Importance of Passion in PR

In a field driven by storytelling, passion drives public relations. This is something I’ve especially noticed during my time with Relief Communications, LLC., a small public relations firm in Philadelphia working within the nonprofit sector. As the firm’s only intern, I’ve completed a variety of projects for clients such as Mural Arts Philadelphia, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., and Prevention Point Philadelphia. […]