Legal and Ethical Considerations for Public Relations, Third Edition

Legal and Ethical Considerations for Public Relations, Third Edition

By Karla K. Gower

Waveland Press, Inc.
9781478635819
1478635819
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Book Description

Public relations frequently reflects the conscience of an organization. Public relations professionals must ask the right questions when advising organizations on the best ways to protect themselves from damage or liability. A better understanding of ethics helps formulate those questions and educate management on the ethical consequences of corporate action.

Karla Gower has updated Legal and Ethical Considerations for Public Relations to reflect recent case law and the prevalence of social media in our lives and in public relations practice. She considers ethical standards, the development of First Amendment law, corporate and commercial speech, lobbying, protecting creative property, and other specific areas of the law. In addition, Gower highlights important cases and breaks down how their decisions have impacted current law. Readers will learn to collaboratively resolve corporate crises not just in the classroom, but throughout their professional careers.

Title of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Howard-Mathews, On Deadline: Managing Media Relations, 5E (ISBN 9781478603405).