Doug Newsom Award for Global Ethics and Diversity

Doug Newsom addresses attendees at the 2016 AEJMC Conference

Doug Newsom addresses attendees at the 2016 AEJMC Conference

The Doug Newsom Award seeks scholarly contributions focusing on global ethics and diversity in public relations.

Global ethics, according to the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, promotes the free flow of accurate information, fosters open communication and informed decision-making, protects confidential information, and promotes fair competition while avoiding conflicts of interest in a global environment.

Global diversity encompasses the promotion of racial, ethnic, national identity, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural diversity as a matter of fairness and justice in the world-wide public relations workforce. More than ever, organizations recognize the need for inclusive practices as a function of strategic public relations in a global environment.

We invite scholarly submissions that empirically investigate and highlight the best practices in these areas. Please adhere to the guidelines for the Uniform AEJMC Paper Call and any specific PRD Paper Call instructions when submitting your paper. Winner of the Doug Newsom Award will receive a plaque and monetary award.

Note: The Global Alliance is a confederation of more than 70 of the world’s major PR and communication management associations and institutions representing 160,000 practitioners and academics around the world, has adopted a global code of ethics. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), as a charter member of the Global Alliance, endorses its global code of ethics.