Dr. Chandler awarded Top Ethics Paper Award

A paper co-authored by Dr. Robert Chandler was recently awarded the Brigham Young University Top Ethics Paper.

The Brigham Young University Top Ethics Paper Award is sponsored by the Department of Communication at Brigham Young University, and is given annually to the top ranked International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) paper dealing with ethics and includes an award of $1,000 to the authors/co-authors. Dr. Chandler and the co-authors will receive the award at a recognition ceremony on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

The co-authored paper describes an empirical study of evidence-based decision making from practicing public relations professionals. It reports specific crisis communication strategies that are considered ethical, strategies that are most effective, and strategies that are likely to be used and recommended. Perceptions and use of strategies are contextualized within three crisis scenarios (accidents, product safety, and illegal activity).

The annual IPRRC conference one of the top venues for presentation of new public relations research and for interaction among scholars and professionals from across the globe.

Ferguson, D., J.D. Wallace, and R. C. Chandler (2012) Accepting the Blame and Making Things Right: Public Relations Practitioners’ Identification of Effective, Ethical, and Likely to Recommend Crisis Communication Strategies, paper presented at the 15th annual International Public Relations Research Conference, University of Miami, (Coral Gables, FL )March 7-10, 2012

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