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The PRoblem with history

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After just teaching my first class in PR history, I was honored to moderate “Public Relations History in the Classroom: Making More Time for Meaning-Making,” a roundtable discussion on August 12 with academic experts at the Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual conference. People have been practicing the art of influencing public opinion since the dawn… Read more »

PRofound benefits

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Have you considered joining the Association for Astrological Networking? How about the World Association of Detectives? The International Association of Youth Hypnotists, perhaps? Or the American Association of Candy Technologists? These organizations are real and draw their membership from very specific groups of professionals. They’re known as trade associations and each one of them share a similar mission: to bring professional… Read more »

Maximizing your PRofile

I attended the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in San Francisco this week, an annual gathering filled with learning, sharing and networking opportunities for a couple of thousand communication educators. As always at these events, I learned a lot. AEJMC’s Public Relations Division sponsored an on-site visit to LinkedIn, where we heard from two experts on… Read more »

CorPoRate communications

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One of the highlights of my participation in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)’s annual conference in Montreal this week was seeing Michael Krempasky of Edelman Public Relations.  Krempasky presented “Digital Public Affairs: From the campaign trail and corporate communications” to 100 PR and communications educators. Krempasky, general manager of Edelman’s Digital Public Affairs team and adjunct professor at Georgetown, talked… Read more »

Learning about learning

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After a two week hiatus from the blogosphere, I’m back.  I had a fun ol’ time in the nation’s country music capital, Nashville, but things got a little more serious in St. Louis where I spent four days at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference.  I realized that after 30 years as a public relations and media professional, I have… Read more »