Stories by Jared Meade

On Mother's Day in 1980, Rollins alumna and National Organization for Women (NOW) cofounder Muriel Fox participated in a march for the Equal Rights Amendment in Chicago, Illinois.

The Feminist Trailblazer: How Muriel Fox Used Public Relations to Change the World

March 13th, 2024 by

Muriel Fox was a feminist activist and PR executive who helped give voice to a generation during the women’s rights movement in the ’60s, alongside the civil rights and anti-war movements.

Moss Kendrix, one of the first Black men to open a PR agency and change the perception of Black Americans in Advertising

Moss Kendrix: Revolutionizing Media Depiction of the Black Community

February 20th, 2024 by

Moss Kendrix, a pioneer in the field of public relations, played a significant role in transforming the portrayal of minorities, especially Black Americans, in the media over 75 years ago.

Museum Promotes Careers in PR as it Celebrates AAPI Pioneers

April 29th, 2022 by

Since the beginning of the pandemic, hate crimes against the Asian community have increased. Indeed, they rose 339 percent in 2021–an unprecedented level. Surrounded by so much hate and misunderstanding, we often wonder what can… Continued

Recognizing Black PR Pioneers Can Ease Difficult Conversations

January 31st, 2022 by

Elevating pioneers of color who helped build PR may inspire the next generation of diverse leaders and highlight for all the importance of diverse voices.

Native Americans Were Influential Communicators Without Formal Titles

November 1st, 2021 by

If you search ‘Native American PR pioneers,’ you will be hard-pressed to find one name, let alone a list. Not because there haven’t been Native Americans who excelled in PR, but because most never held a traditional PR title. But suppose you are willing to dig a bit deeper and look at PR not as a title but as a role or a mission. In that case, you will find that there are many Native Americans who not only practiced PR, but helped shape the world through the spoken and written word.

Politics’ Ties to PR are Nothing New and Include Industry Pioneers

November 3rd, 2020 by

Millions will enter polling stations and vote for the next president. While many of us have watched this election closely, few have considered PR’s role. Whether used positively or negatively, all candidates

Shaping the Battlefield: Museum Features Military PR, Public Affairs

October 6th, 2020 by

The US armed forces have a proud PR tradition. A look at its history shows that the services nearly abandoned PR. A panel discussion at the Museum of PR later this month will look at military PR and public affairs past and present.

PR Pros Miss Out When They Skip the Profession’s Rich and Diverse History

September 1st, 2020 by

Why don’t PR pros know more about the history of their profession? Our author argues they’re missing out on not only interesting material but a wealth of material that can inform their practice.

Father of PR, Ivy Lee, Pioneered Tactics We Use Today

August 24th, 2020 by

Considered one of the pioneers of PR, Ivy Lee used tactics for crisis management that are deployed today, some 100 years after Lee used them.

The Museum of Public Relations: After 25 Years It’s Still Evolving

July 13th, 2020 by

Like the industry that is its subject matter, The Museum of Public Relations continues to evolve. Now in its 25th year, the Museum is far more than an archive of PR’s history. Its numerous programs and social media channels serve as forums that examine the industry’s present and future professional and social issues.