Responses to Nicholas Kristof’s column, ‘Professors, We Need You’

This is for my own record, nothing to see here :) Kristof’s column (February 15, 2014) Edward Carr: Perpetuating the problem, A suggestion for constructively redirecting Mr. Kristof Corey Robin: Look who Nick Kristof’s saving now The Monkey Cage: Dear Nicholas Kristof, we’re right here! Mischiefs of Faction: What an academic wants, what Kristof needs…

Two important PR history articles now available online

I’m thrilled to see that Dr. Karen Miller Russell has made available online one of my favorite articles, “U.S. Public Relations History: Knowledge and Limitations“! With this, my modest role in the PR history is secured, and I can get back to work :) Karen, please let me know if you have any project I …

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Edelman/Wal-Mart blog campaign revisited by Journal of Mass Media Ethics

The ethics of Edelman’s involvement in the Wal-Marting Across America blog campaigns is the focus of four articles (a case study and three expert commentaries) in the latest issue of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics (Volume 22, Issue 2-3, 2007): The Case: Wal-Mart Public Relations in the Blogosphere – David A. Craig (Gaylord College …

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PR Review : The effects of practitioner blog use on power in public relations

Available online (PDF) for a limited time (thank you, Kaye!): L.V. Porter, K.D. Sweetser Trammell, D. Chung and E. Kim, Blog power: Examining the effects of practitioner blog use on power in public relations, Public Relations Review 33 (2007), pp. 92-95. Abstract While blogs are not yet a standard public relations tool, practitioners use blogs …

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Weekend readings: The Cultural Tribes of Public Relations

It doesn’t matter how much you planned to read during the weekend; you’ll probably end up reading just 1/10th. Here’s an article deserving to be in that “short list”: (PDF) The Cultural Tribes of Public Relations – Greg Leichty, Department of Communication, University of Louisville (published in the Journal of Public Relations Research, volume 15, …

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The Institute for Public Relations is blogging

Starting a blog to “share and discuss research-based knowledge” in PR is a great way to open a new chapter in the activity of IPR, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. I really hope this is going to be an important step toward bridging the gap between PR practitioners and academia. Join the …

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A treasure trove of research papers on blogging at the 2006 AEJMC Convention

Update: 18 students journalists are covering the Convention in AEJMC Reporter (feed) Ryan Sholin and Leonard Witt are also blogging the event Phil Gomes is speaking at the Convention.   If you’re a practitioner interested to learn about weblogs in PR and communications, do yourself a favor and participate to the 89th Convention of the …

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