Ethics FAQ

Ethics FAQ

What is the PRSA Code of Ethics and where can I find them? The PRSA Code of Ethics is “designed to be a useful guide for PRSA members as they carry out their ethical responsibilities.” They include the main tenets of the Code as well as Provisions of Conduct, which further explains each principle and scenarios that they may apply […]

The Ethics of the Equifax Hacking Scandal

The Ethics of the Equifax Hacking Scandal

Finance as we know it would not exist without credit and credit-reporting companies. The big three credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, are some of the largest data providers in the world. These credit bureaus collect massive quantities of data to tell companies whether billions of people around the world are worth lending money. Simply put, if you are in […]

Ethics in Professional Sports

Ethics in Professional Sports

It’s hard to turn on ESPN these days without hearing the latest scandal that has surfaced in one of the main professional sport leagues. We’ve seen it in the NFL with Deflategate, many times in baseball with PED and steroid use and with former LA Clipper owner, Donald Sterling in the NBA. Yes, there seems to be an ethical dilemma […]

March Monthly Reading Round-Up — Diversity Champions, Teaching Ethics, Oxford Commas, Ad Stunts

Between midterms and spring break, it was tough to keep up with industry news in March. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age Author: Alexandra Samuel Publication: The Wall Street Journal While being on social media at conferences seems like it would disengage attendees, it actually has the […]

What Is the PRSA Code of Ethics?

One recurring question public relations professionals are faced with is, “Why do ethics matter?” Well, the PRSA Code of Ethics answers this question: Ethical practice is the most important obligation of a PRSA member. When practitioners launch their careers, they know public relations is not a ‘clock in, clock out’ job. It’s a job that needs attention at all hours […]

3 Tips for Getting Your Chapter Involved in Ethics Month

Ethics are the backbone of our Society and profession. As students and rising professionals, we have a responsibility to ourselves, our co-workers and our clients to live up to the standards of a values-based profession. By investing time and energy in ethics-related programming for our classrooms and workplaces, we are properly preparing the next generation of public relations practitioners for […]