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Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations

Support for the development of research skills as students learn to create the media that impacts our politics, economy, and culture.

Professional Organizations & Public Relations Websites

Public Relations Society of America 

The PRSA is the leading professional organization serving the communications community through a network of more than 400 professional and student chapters in the U.S., Argentina, Colombia. Peru, and Puerto Rico.  Guided by its Code of Ethics, PRSA empowers its members to succeed at every stage of their careers through a wide breadth of premium professional development programs, exclusive networking events and leadership opportunities. 

PRSA - New York Chapter 

International Public Relations Association 

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession.

Hispanic Public Relations Association

The HPRA is a national membership organization representing forward-thinking PR practitioners with interest and/or expertise in the Hispanic market.

Association for Women in Communication 

AWC is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.

International Association of Business Communicators 

IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines.

National Black Public Relations Society 

NBPRS strives to nurture, enlighten and inform its membership about new technologies and techniques. Our goal is to empower our entrepreneurs and practitioners to network and succeed.

Institute of Public Relations 

IPR is dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations™. We create, curate, and promote research and initiatives that empower professionals with actionable insights and intelligence they can put to immediate use.

Public Affairs Council

The Public Affairs Council is an international association for public affairs professionals. We are nonpartisan and nonpolitical. Our mission is to advance the field of public affairs and to provide members with the executive education and expertise they need to succeed while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations 

The Plank Center’s primary mission is to help develop and recognize outstanding leaders and role models in public relations.

The Arthur W. Page Center

The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication is a research center at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics and responsibility in corporate communication and other forms of public communication.

Research Journals Available @ Drake Library

Journal of Public Relations Research

Journal of Public Relations Research publishes research on the theory, practice, philosophy and ethics of public relations.

Public Relations Journal 

The Public Relations Review is the oldest journal devoted to articles that examine public relations in depth, and commentaries by specialists in the field.

Public Relations Inquiry

Public Relations Inquiry is an international, peer-reviewed journal for conceptual, reflexive and critical discussion on public relations, supporting debates on new ways of thinking about public relations in social, cultural and political contexts, in order to improve understanding of its work and effects beyond the purely organizational realm. 

Pulitzer Prize Winner: Spot News Photography








Photograph of a local firefighter rescuing a teenager from raging floodwaters, Santa Rosa Ca.

Wells, A. (1997). [Photograph]. The Pulitzer Prizes.