Corporate Character: How Ethical Frameworks Are Cultivated

Organizations consistently use terms such as character to describe themselves in terms of mission, vision, and values. Oftentimes character is used to describe the decision-making framework and parameters of an organization, centering on integrity or leadership – but otherwise, little effort is often made to discern character and to systematically cultivate the character of an […]

A Revolution of Ethics in Public Relations

This blog post is a part of IPR’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. Sometimes the origin of an innate good is created from an unlikely source, one that is considered evil, corrupt, or even deleterious. Consider one of the most poisonous substances on earth produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum: Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that blocks […]

Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement & Research, Third Edition, Russian Translation

The Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement and Research has become one of the most popular papers the Institute for Public Relations has ever published. This third edition is translated into Russian by Katerina Tsetsura, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Anna Klyueva, Ph.D., University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Anna Kochigna, PRIME Research. It covers an expanded number of terms, addition […]

Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement & Research, Third Edition, Simplified & Traditional Chinese Translation

The Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement and Research has become one of the most popular papers the Institute for Public Relations has ever published. This third edition is translated into simplified and traditional Chinese by Dr. Chun-Ju Flora Hung-Baesecke, Massey University, and Dr. Yi-Ru Regina Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University. It covers an expanded number of terms, addition […]

Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement and Research, Third Edition, Arabic Translation

The Dictionary of Public Relations Measurement and Research has become one of the most popular papers the Institute for Public Relations has ever published.  This third edition is translated into Arabic by Dr. Ali D. Alanazi of King Saud University. It covers an expanded number of terms, addition of social media terms and processes, and adds ethics as a […]

Using Classic Social Media Cases to Distill Ethical Guidelines for Digital Engagement

Bowen, Shannon A. (2013). Using classic social media cases to distill ethical guidelines for digital engagement. Journal of Mass Media Ethics: Exploring Questions of Media Morality, 28(2), 119-133. SummaryThrough systematic case analyses of much-discussed social media cases, both negative aspects and best practices of social media use are revealed. Ethical theory is applied to these […]

Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D., and Don W. Stacks, Ph.D.

Toward the Establishment of Ethical Standardization in Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation

At the Measurement Summit 3.1, a “think-fest” on the future of public relations research standards conducted by the IPR Measurement Commission, Don W. Stacks, Ph.D., presented “Toward the Establishment of Ethical Standardization in Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation,” on behalf of Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D., and himself.  The presentation was based on a paper […]

New research gives us a gimpse inside ethical choices

New research on ethics presented at AEJMC Conference, Aug. 6 – 9, 2008 As a paper respondent for the Media Ethics Division (MED) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Chicago, I had the pleasure of reading and critiquing the division’s Top Paper and some other fine research on ethics. […]