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IU PRSSA Hosts Ethics Discussion for Members

November 4, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 4, 2017) — The Beth Wood Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at Indiana University hosted a discussion on ethics to celebrate PRSSA Ethics Month.

IU PRSSA Director of National Public Relations Taryn McCarthy lead the discussion on public relations ethics at the most recent PRSSA meeting. McCarthy explained the PRSA Member Statement of Professional Values and the PRSA Code of Ethics for members, and she stressed the importance of maintaining ethical practices.

To further clarify ethical standards, McCarthy provided various examples of unethical conduct in the workplace. At the conclusion of the meeting, the members engaged in a quiz that tested their knowledge of the PRSA Code of Ethics.

IU PRSSA President Caitlin Blackford emphasized the importance of this event. Blackford said, “As a Chapter, we wanted to celebrate ethics month and also teach our members about the ethical standards PRSSA should exhibit. Handling situations ethically is such an important skill for any PR professional to have."

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IU PRSSA President Caitlin Blackford introduces the ethics discussion.

 

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About the Beth Wood Chapter

The Beth Wood Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America at Indiana University was launched by Beth Wood, a journalism faculty member, in 2004. It was renamed in her honor after her passing in 2009. The Chapter is dedicated to enabling IU students to explore and prepare for careers in public relations. The Chapter has been recognized as a Star Chapter by PRSSA Nationals and has one of the largest memberships in the nation. Members are provided with professional development and networking opportunities. The experiences and resources offered by the Chapter enable students to build their portfolios and enter the field as qualified, sought-after young professionals.

Contact: Taryn McCarthy

Director of National Public Relations

Beth Wood Chapter of PRSSA

ttmccart@indiana.edu | 415-328-8508