Ethical Challenges in Environmental Communications – Gary McCormick

Joining me this week on Ethical Voices is Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA. He is a past president of PRSA, owns his own consulting firm, previously worked in marketing and public relations for Scripps Networks Interactive, the parent company of cable networks HGTV, Food Network, and the Travel Channel, and has decades of experience in…

Ethics, Communications, Business and Fake News – A Conversation with Fred Cook

In a wide-ranging conversation, Fred Cook, the Chairman of Golin and the Director of the USC Center for Public Relations discusses a number of important issues, including:
• Why understanding communications is not enough for ethical PR pros
• Where there is a disconnect between CEOs and PR pros
• Thriving as the challenge of fake news increases
• The business impact of ethical lapses by agencies

Public Relations Ethics, Loyalty and Serving the Public Interest in a Multicultural World – Ana Toro

Ana Toro, APR, a Senior Partner of Multicultural Communications with Clearview Communications and PR, shares her insight on a number of important issues, including:
• What you should do when a subcontractor is acting unethically
• What happens when fake news becomes the real news
• PR ethics and the constant race for relevance
• What more do we need to do with diversity and inclusion?
• The importance of the PRSA Code of Ethics

How the Most Ethical Companies Leverage The Power of Trust, Transparency, Ethics and Values in Communications and Public Relations: David Herrick

David Herrick, the managing principal of EthicOne, discusses how the most ethical companies leverage the power of trust, transparency, ethics and values in communications and public relations. Specifically he addresses:
• What are the communication best practices in the world’s most ethical companies?
• The most significant PR ethics challenge on the horizon
• How to avoid ethical greenwashing
• How to determine which societal issues on which to engage

What Are College Students Asking About Public Relations Ethics? Deb Silverman, APR, Fellow PRSA

Dr. Deb Silverman, APR, Fellow PRSA, the chair and associate professor of communication at SUNY Buffalo State shares her her insights into the top PR ethics questions and challenges facing students and young professionals.

She highlights:

– The most common PR ethics questions from college students
– What unethical activities to businesses ask interns to do for them
– What ethics exercises engage the students the most
– Where the industry is failing with ethics training