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Mock Tribunal of the Public Relations Profession

Tuesday, September 8th - 6-8 PM - In celebration of National Ethics Month in September, we invite you to join your PR colleagues for an exciting interactive discussion on ethics in PR.

Can’t make it in person? Stay tuned for news of a free, live webcast of this event!

The charge: Public relations professionals practice deception, are not transparent and do not offer a valuable service to their clients or to society. 

The trial: Panelists will play the role of a court (of public opinion!) composed of a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, witnesses for the prosecution and witnesses for the defense. The attendees will play the role of the jury. 

Panelists to include Randy Cohen, formerly “The Ethicist” columnist for the New York Times; Paul Holmes, CEO of the Holmes Group & Editor of the Holmes Report; Fran Hawthorne, Author and Journalist, regular contributor to the New York Times; Michael Schubert, Chief Innovation Officer at Ruder Finn; Jacqueline Brevard, former Chief Ethics Officer at Merck & Co. Steve Cody, Co-Founder and CEO of Peppercomm; Douglas S. Simon, President & CEO of D S Simon Productions

Click here to find out more and how to RSVP for this free event!

Inaugural Communications Week scheduled to begin October 20

Held at various locations around New York City and online, the inaugural event series will consist of informational and social sessions on the theme of media disruption.

NEW YORK: Communications Week, a series of events created for PR, comms, and media professionals to collaborate, share ideas, and discuss challenges facing the industry, will begin on October 20.

Held at various locations around New York City and online, the inaugural event series will consist of informational and social sessions on the theme of media disruption.

Its programming and content will specifically focus on how the continuous evolution of new tools, technologies, and different types of media are affecting the PR and media industries. The ways traditional media outlets are reinventing themselves to remain relevant will also be discussed.

Kite Hill PR CEO Tiffany Guarnaccia, the founder of Communications Week, explained that she is launching the event to showcase how there is more "innovation, creativity, and excitement" in the PR, media, and comms industries than ever before.

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Click on any of the links below or visit the Program and Events page for further details

  • 9/8 Ethics Event at SUNY Global Center
  • 9/16 Webinar: Brand Yourself
  • 9/23 Meet the Media: National Broadcast at Cohn & Wolfe
  • 9/30 Communications Issues Facing the Healthcare Industry - Weill Cornell Medical Center at NY-Presbyterian
  • 10/15 Meet the Media: Jewelry & Fashion
  • 10/20-24 Communications Week
    - Tues. Oct 21 - PRSA Tri-state District Conference "PRx"
    - Tues. Oct 21 - Media Roundtable
    - Wed. Oct 22 - Google Hangout (Virtual Event)
    More events & details to come! 
  • 11/19 Meet the Media: Business Media at Anchin, Block & Anchin

Here are photos from the Amazing Race Summer Social held on June 5th, 2014:


The Public Relations Society of America, New York City chapter is one of the founding chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. Founded in 1948, PRSA-NY is the third largest PRSA local chapter in the U.S. The chapter serves the interests of public relations professionals working in business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. Chapter board and committee members are volunteer public relations professionals who work in the New York metropolitan area.