Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., President & CEO, Institute for Public Relations Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Strategic Communication, Quinnipiac University This presentation was conducted at the 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Juan, Puerto Rico in May of 2015. Dr. Tina McCorkindale and Dr. Hilary Fussell […]
The State of Social Media Research: Where Are We Now, Where We Were and What It Means for Public Relations
Dr. Tina McCorkindale (Appalachian State) and Dr. Marcia W. DiStaso (Penn State) review public relations and social media research exploring where we were, where we are now, and the impact of social media research. relations.
The 2014 Pulse Survey results by Public Affairs Council were released last month. The annual in-depth survey of Americans’ opinions on business and government provides insights on attitudes like privacy, infrastructure, and different sectors.
Gallicano, Tiffany D., Brett, Kevin, & Hopp, Toby (2013). Is ghost blogging like speechwriting? A survey of practitioners about the ethics of ghost blogging. Public Relations Journal, 7(3), 1-41. SummaryAlthough online practices such as astroturfing have been established as unethical, considerable debate exists in the public relations community about whether organizational ghost blogging is ethical. […]
DiStaso, M. W. (2013). Perceptions of Wikipedia by Public Relations Professionals: A Comparison of 2012 and 2013 Surveys. Public Relations Journal, 7(3), 1-23. SummaryWikipedia has arguably become a staple in society. In fact, of all the information sources available on the Internet, Wikipedia is one of the most widely used. The problem that public relations professionals […]
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 […]
DiStaso, Marcia Watson (2012). Measuring public relations Wikipedia engagement: How bright is the rule? Public Relations Journal, 6(2), 1-22. Wikipedia has become almost a staple in society, and its prominence in search engines and frequency of use make it a very powerful website. This study explores the views, experiences and beliefs of public relations/communications professionals […]