CPRE recommends sixth course on ethics for PR classrooms

April 19, 2018 • Jonathan McVerry

The Commission on Public Relations Education (CPRE) recommended that a required ethics course be incorporated into public relations program curriculum. Its recommendation came from a three-year study published this month that examined university programs in the United States and abroad.

The report, “Fast Forward: The 2017 report on undergraduate public relations education,” addressed numerous topics in the discipline and provided perspectives, statistics and recommendations. Page Center director Denise Bortree led a team of experts on a chapter… More

Ron Culp

Ron Culp speaks about PR ethics at Ben Bronstein Lecture series

March 28, 2018

By Ron Culp, faculty member at DePaul University and long-time veteran in public relations

When I mentioned to corporate PR legend Bill Nielsen that I was coming here tonight, he gave me an assignment. Bill is the former head of communications at Johnson & Johnson and board chair of the Page Center here at Penn State. So I listened when he said the number one thing I needed to do is devote some time and energy to firing… More

Bill Nielsen

Remarks from Bill Nielsen at the 2018 Page Center Awards

March 26, 2018

Good evening, everyone.

I’m Bill Nielsen and it is my great privilege to chair the advisory board of the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication.

Together with Marie Hardin, dean of the College of Communications at Penn State, whom you will meet in a moment, we are delighted to welcome you. We believe this will be an important and meaningful event as we recognize and honor three individuals: Bill George, Gwen Ifill and John… More

Bill George

Remarks from 2018 Page Center Award honoree Bill George

March 26, 2018

When I heard about this at first, I didn’t and still don’t feel worthy. But I am deeply honored to be here because I know the importance of the work you all do. I’d also like to recognize my wife Penny who has come in from Minneapolis and is sitting at a table with a group of Medtronic people and friends from Exxon. So thank you all very much for coming.

We live in an odd era where… More

Pr Museum Event

Museum of PR hosts ‘historic’ event featuring Center board members

March 23, 2018

The Museum of Public Relations is hosting an historic and timely event at 6 p.m. on April 11 at the Helen Mills Event Space & Theater in New York City

The museum has assembled eight of the field's most important thought leaders, including two Page Center board members, to explore one of the most significant issues facing the industry today: “Values-based decision making in a provocative environment: the consequences of ‘doing the right thing.’”

Moderated… More

Daniela Dimitrova, Emel Ozdora-Aksak, and Colleen Connolly-Ahern

Cultural differences in how Bulgarian and Turkish newspapers cover refugee crisis

March 16, 2018 • Jonathan McVerry

National newspapers in Bulgaria and Turkey frame the Syrian refugee crisis differently, according to Page Center-funded research recently published in American Behavioral Scientist. The study found Turkish papers were more likely to depict refugees as victims while Bulgarian newspapers offered a more distanced portrayal often through an administrative lens.

Page Center scholars Daniela Dimitrova, Iowa State University, Emel Ozdora-Aksak, Bilkent University, and Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Penn State University, examined nearly 150 crisis-focused articles to see how both country’s… More