SARASOTA, FL November 7, 2013 – The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) presents “Trust in the 21st Century: How and Why Media Ethics Will Change” at its November 20, 2013 professional development luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Meadows Country Club, sponsored by Sir Speedy. The presenter is Kelly McBride with the Poynter Institute. McBride will address how the fundamental relationship between the individual, and the information that person trusts, is changing.
McBride is a writer, teacher and one of the country’s leading voices when it comes to media ethics. The world’s largest newsrooms, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NPR and the BBC frequently seek her advice for internal decisions and quote her expertise in their stories. She is co-editor along with Tom Rosenstiel of the book, The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, which features essays by 14 thought leaders and practitioners, as well as a new code of ethics for journalists and people who care about journalism. She has been on the faculty of the Poynter Institute since 2002 and currently runs the Ethics Department and the Reporting, Writing and Editing Department.
Special Notice: To celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving, CWC-FPRA will be collecting food items at the event on behalf of All Faiths Food Bank. Items of greatest need include canned chicken, tuna and salmon, protein-packed meals, canned fruits and juices, canned vegetables, whole grains, cereal, past rice and beans.
To register, please visit www.cwcfpra.com. This event is sponsored by Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services.
The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) has been serving Florida public relations professionals for 70 years, being founded in 1938 by Lt. Col. John W. Dillin. FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. There are 15 professional chapters and many university chapters located throughout Florida, including the Central West Coast Chapter. The Central West Coast Chapter was formed in 1966 and has more than 120 members from Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. Members represent area businesses, nonprofits, independent public relations agencies/partnerships, and students. For more information, please visit www.cwcfpra.com.