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PR Resource Links - Associations
The symbols next to some links [A, Q, I, or C] designate whether the item is primarily an academic, quasi-academic, industry-based, or commercial resource.
AEJMC - Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Public Relations Division, largest organization of public relations educators in the world. 500+ members represent institutions of higher learning in the United States and about two dozen countries around the world.
American Communication Association
Membership is free, site includes an annotated collection of communication-related hyperlinks organized by subfields within the commmunication discipline. Our goal is to provide a centralized index of web resources on Communication research and practice.
Association of Media Evaluation Companies
AMEC is an international trade organisation formedia evaluation companies. AMEC members "adhere to AMEC's Quality Assurance Code and provide professional, independent and impartial planning, evaluation and research. They guarantee technical expertise and ensure best practice, best quality and best value." The site includes a guide to media evaluation, glossary of industry terms, case studies, links, and other resources.
Australian & New Zealand Communication Association
Site includes job postings, calls for papers, conference details & links to refereed online conference papers.
Arthur W. Page Society
Arthur W. Page Society was founded in 1983 in New York, has 300 members (mostly senior US PR execs), and aims to strengthen the management policy role of the chief corporate public relations officer. Site includes archive of articles from society conferences on corporate trust and PR ethics.
Canadian Public Relations Society
No resources for non-members.
PRSA Educators Section
Conference paper abstracts.
Global Alliance for Public Relations
Bringing together PR and communications management assoc.s from around the world, we aim to help the global PR industry to share ideas and best practices, seek common interests and standards, and better understand the unique aspects of each culture in which practitioners operate. GAPR announced a world-wide ethics protocol on March 7, 2003, see ?latest news for details.
Health Care Public Relations (Canadian)
You can see one page for free of the members-only newsletter, Impressions, that offers articles and reviews on current PR topics.
International Assoc. of Business Communicators
IABC is a 13,700 member strong community for strategic communication professionals. Site has industry information, including career opportunity postings and, for members only, an online library of case studies and articles.
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation
The International Communications Consultancy Organisation was established in 1986 as the voice of public relations consultancies across the world. An umbrella assoc. for more than 850 consultancies through their trade assoc.s in 24 countries. Knowledge bank on site is members only, no free resources.
(Formerly Institute for PR Research and Education) large range of free, full-length pdf articles by well known industry and academic authors.
Leading professional body for the UK public relations industry & largest public relations membership body in Europe. Review copies of subscription newsletter Profile (interviews, case-studies, profiles, style guides and comment) available online.
International Public Relations Association
Association Through its members, present in 95 countries, IPRA aims at providing professional development and personal networking opportunities for its worldwide membership and promoting the practice of public relations on a global level. Site includes details of IPRAs campaign for media transparency, daily headlines from and links to international PR-related media stories, and an A-Z list of national PR s. Reserved section contains some useful Gold Papers from 1973 through to 1997 that show the history of discussions about ethics and accountability in PR. These are available even to non-members, so its worth looking in the reserved and student member sections and trying the links even if youre not a member.
U. S. National Assoc. of Government Communicators
Member newsletter Government Communications available free on site. Most info only relevant to members but occasionally some basic ?how-to articles, e.g. media relations tips in Spring/Summer 2002 edition.
Public Affairs Council
Issues management resources for members only or for sale.
UK-based public relations consultantsassoc. Has very few free resources, most are for members only or to purchase.
New York-based Council of Public Relations Firms
Site includes current comment on PR issues, such as a presentation about the impact of the Enron scandal, plus industry rankings, links to recent media articles about the public relations industry, a comprehensive list of publications that report on the PR industry, labour statistics, and articles by council members on topics such as Building Corporate Reputation and Hiring a Public Relations Firm; A Guide for Clients. Link directly to research and white Papers at: http://www.prfirms.org/resources/research/default.asp A primary objective of the Council of Public Relations Firms is to become the authoritative source of information about the public relations industry. To that end, the Council recognizes strong, conclusive research that helps to build the case for public relations as a strategic business tool.
Public Relations Institute of Australia
Has several free resources and publications.
Public Relations Society of America
Range of free resources including archives of Tactics newsletter, abstracts of conference papers, how-to tips.
Relations Students Society of America
Thrice-yearly newsletter archived on site, includes discussion and tips.
The association of more than 20 public relations, marketing, graphics, advertising, training, and other communications organizations with more than 12,000 professional members. The goals include furthering professionalism, cooperation between member organizations, career and employment support, and employer assistance. It is the largest organization of its type. Large section on career information and job opportunities.