Coverage of global markets, new technologies, multiculturalism, and the latest news about public relations in action make this dynamic text the cutting-edge choice for public relations courses. In a personal and jargon-free style, this text presents and explains the fundamental tools of public relations practice, providing a multi-disciplinary understanding of the emerging trends within the field, with spotlights on people and issues of interest to students.
Dan Lattimore, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Extended Programs and Dean of University College at the University of Memphis. He is also professor of Journalism. His undergraduate degree in journalism and economics is from Texas Christian University. He holds masters degrees from TCU in economics and Southwestern Baptist Seminary in education administration and his doctorate in mass communication is from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of five books including Public Relations: The Profession and Practice, 5th Edition, published by McGraw Hill, and The Broadcast News Process 7th Edition, published by Morton Publishing Co. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and is past chair (twice) of the Education Affairs Committee for PRSA. He is a past president of the PRSA Educators Academy and past president of the Memphis Chapter of Public Relations Society of America. Dr. Lattimore was vice president of the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication for 6 years and rotated off the Council after 12 years on the Council last May. He is a member of the Commission for Public Relations Education. Among his professional work was 10 years as communication director for several USAID projects throughout the world where he produced numerous films and videos. He was acting director for a $20 million USAID project with Colorado State University, Utah State University and Cornell University for one year and associate director for the Colorado State project for three years. He was also communications director for the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Fellowship for two years. He is the chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Regents Online Degree Programs for the Tennessee Board of Regents. He also developed the first online masters program in journalism in the country in 1995.
PrefaceAbout the AuthorsPart I: THE PROFESSIONChapter 1. The Nature of Public RelationsChapter 2. The History of Public RelationsChapter 3. A Theoretical Basis for Public RelationsChapter 4. Law and EthicsPart II: THE PROCESSChapter 5. Research: Understanding Public OpinionChapter 6. Strategic Planning for Public Relations EffectivenessChapter 7. Action and CommunicationChapter 8. Evaluating Public Relations EffectivenessPart III: THE PUBLICSChapter 9. Social Media and Traditional Media RelationsChapter 10. Employee CommunicationChapter 11. Community RelationsChapter 12. Consumer Relations and Marketing Chapter 13. Investor RelationsPart IV: THE PRACTICEChapter 14. Public Affairs: Relations with GovernmentChapter 15. Public Relations in Nonprofit OrganizationsChapter 16. Corporate Public RelationsAppendix 1: Writing Appendix 2: Speechmaking Appendix 3: Video