Former PR Prof’s Different Approach to Education ‘Awakens the Heart’

By Jenna Ranieri After noticing very few people in the Public Relations and Media space look or thought like her, Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang decided to “walk-the-talk” and disrupt the flow of the industry. At the time, she was a professor of Public Relations and social media at Stockton University. The longer she taught, the more…… Continue reading Former PR Prof’s Different Approach to Education ‘Awakens the Heart’

Finding Your Voice and Using It: Jocelyn Jara Hachem Works to Make a Difference in the Workplace

By Vanessa Morales Jocelyn Jara Hachem knew from a young age that she didn’t want to be un-biased, she wanted to use her voice, to have her opinion heard, and tell stories that matter to people. This is why after briefly dabbling in journalism Jocelyn changed her focus to public relations. She admits that early…… Continue reading Finding Your Voice and Using It: Jocelyn Jara Hachem Works to Make a Difference in the Workplace

Tackling Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Allyship Personally and Professionally – How can we do better?

By Geoff Curtis For more than six months, I have been on a journey – one of education, understanding and action. While I’ve always considered myself an inclusive person, the recent and ongoing events specific to anti-Black racism, which have impacted me, my friends and colleagues, have made me realize that I have a lot…… Continue reading Tackling Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Allyship Personally and Professionally – How can we do better?

Charlene Wheeless: Her Story. Her Purpose

By Elizabeth Korda Oftentimes, we find ourselves in the least imaginable places. Our hopes and dreams of becoming one thing transforms into potential we never thought we would reach. However, when we reach our peak, sometimes we still don’t feel that we have gained anything at all, especially, when we begin to lose ourselves. But…… Continue reading Charlene Wheeless: Her Story. Her Purpose

Be the CEO of Your Career

By Emma Gresser Hi, friends! My name is Emma Gresser. I am going to give you a glimpse into a conversation between my good friend, PR rookie, and member of my personal board of directors, Andrew Cook. Andrew and I met when we moved to Chicago after graduating from undergrad. I was pursuing a MA…… Continue reading Be the CEO of Your Career

Emerging Leaders Offer Tips for Pandemic Life—Professional and Personal

By Will Bradley With the summer officially kicking off — albeit masked, socially-distanced and mostly home-based — the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations recently launched a new online panel series, streamed live on the Center’s Facebook page and titled “Plank Summer Sessions.” The series, focused on topics relevant to the current world of…… Continue reading Emerging Leaders Offer Tips for Pandemic Life—Professional and Personal

Finding PR Jobs and Income Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Requires Thinking Outside the Box

By Jon Kovach, Jr. Even if it seems like the job world is temporarily closed to you, opportunities exist for those who think outside the box and consider doing things organizations need to get done. Creatively filling those needs with your current skills and interests will very likely lead to a job you love. I…… Continue reading Finding PR Jobs and Income Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Requires Thinking Outside the Box

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

As I enjoyed a near-perfect mocha latte this morning from my favorite new coffee purveyor, I scrolled through the top Culpwrit blog posts of the past year. For the 11th year in a row, several of the most popular posts were written by friends, colleagues and students. Thanks to them, I’ve been able to post…… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

David Dozier: ‘Ethical PR Starts by Changing Organizations From The Inside’

Dr. David M. Dozier, professor emeritus at San Diego State University, will receive the “Milestones in Mentoring” Educator Award this week from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. Dr. Dozier is one of our profession’s highest regarded scholars. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 books, book chapters, articles and academic papers,…… Continue reading David Dozier: ‘Ethical PR Starts by Changing Organizations From The Inside’

Matt Harrington’s Routine to Strengthen Leadership Skills: ‘Copious Amounts of News Consumption’

Long-time Edelman executive Matthew Harrington will receive the “Milestones in Mentoring” Agency Award next Thursday evening during the annual celebration of outstanding mentors in Chicago. Matt offers important leadership and mentorship advice in the following interview with the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations: What is your mentorship approach and what advice do you…… Continue reading Matt Harrington’s Routine to Strengthen Leadership Skills: ‘Copious Amounts of News Consumption’