Why Doesn’t Hollywood Award Diverse Artists?

Why Doesn’t Hollywood Award Diverse Artists?

Diversity is a major issue within the entertainment industry.  With major callouts every year from film creatives and celebrities, industry award shows have not changed their ways when choosing a winner for their major categories. The Oscars, Emmys, Academy Awards, Golden Globes  are some of the award shows that have lacked showcasing diversity among their winners. Many critics have speculated […]

Why Companies Should Hire International Students

Why Companies Should Hire International Students

Despite language barriers and visa applications, international students are a valuable investment for employers in the communications industry. Their comprehensive understanding of the world is an invaluable tool for organizations seeking to target diverse publics.  International students bring a global perspective and diversity of thought. As more and more companies become international corporations, people with experiences outside the U.S. are […]

What Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” Means For Asian Representation in Hollywood

What Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” Means For Asian Representation in Hollywood

Hit sensation, “Crazy Rich Asians” in 2018 directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Kevin Kwan, led to a void in Hollywood that wasn’t fulfilled for many years. That void was the lack of representation in films for all cultures including Asians. While Asian actors have been in Hollywood, they haven’t been the center of those projects but rather […]

Victoria’s Secret Rebrand: Better Late Than Never

Victoria’s Secret Rebrand: Better Late Than Never

Victoria’s Secret is infamous for their angels, or the beautiful models depicted in lingerie wearing wings. After 24 years of the angels, Victoria’s Secret has decided to rebrand in order to better represent the times. The new model group, referred to as the VS Collective, is composed of activists, entrepreneurs, and athletes that will act as brand ambassadors.  It has […]

The Case of Glossier and @outtathegloss: How to Handle a PR Crisis

The Case of Glossier and @outtathegloss: How to Handle a PR Crisis

Glossier is a cult favorite beauty and skincare company that was founded in 2014 by Emily Weiss and is valued at more than $1.2 billion. Glossier is predominantly an online storefront, relying on the internet and social media to sell its products, with a few physical stores in New York City, Los Angeles and London. It originally started as a […]

“Be confident, my Asian friends.” A Commentary on Asian Representation in PR

“Be confident, my Asian friends.” A Commentary on Asian Representation in PR

As I reflect on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, I want to introduce you to another way to think about the #StopAsianHate conversation. I was born in Xi’an, China. Every time I saw a foreigner on the street who looked very different from me, I was genuinely curious about that person’s life story, language, experience and what brought […]

The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 2

The PRSSA and Finn Partners Program Experience — Part 2

This article offers reflections from various PRSSA students who participated in “Partners for Diversity: The Internship Preview” a collaborative program created by PRSSA and FINN Partners. To learn more about the program, see part one of our coverage here. Giselle Gallegos — California State University, Fullerton My recent participation in the FINN Partners x PRSSA Partners for Diversity program was […]