Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Reader Response: Ethical Guidelines Cover Use of Imagery

February 8th, 2023 by

A reader argues PR’s ethics codes cover use of imagery. Companies using stock art unethically–making the company or its products appear to be something they’re not–will enjoy short-term gains only, he writes.

An Ethical Conundrum: Should Companies Post Diverse Imagery if They’re Not Diverse?

February 6th, 2023 by

It’s hard to believe but there are few ethics governing imagery in communication. Some companies are taking advantage of this in the DEI space.

[VIDEO] PRNEWS Celebrates Black History Month with a Discussion of DEI

February 3rd, 2023 by

PRNEWS Live celebrates Black History Month 2023 with a discussion about DEI in PR and business with guests Dwayna Haley and Neil Foote.

Recession and Covid Fears Linger, Yet PR Can Thrive in 2023

January 30th, 2023 by

We are in uncertain times as recession loom, as does Covid, yet demand for thoughtful communication is rising. Our author is optimistic. Now’s the time for providing expertise on DEI and expanding capabilities of your business and employees, she argues.

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Years after George Floyd, Diversity Lacks Rigorous Standards and Accountability

January 24th, 2023 by

For Black History Month, we asked PR pros about DEI years since George Floyd’s murder. Some companies still see DEI as a nice-to-have instead of as a vital part of the business, they said.

How Visuals Help Communicators Create More Inclusive Narratives

December 19th, 2022 by

We asked Tristen Norman, head of creative insights, Americas at Getty Images, to discuss how consumer insights inform brands’ visual focus. In addition, we discussed the role that visual communication has on challenging stereotypes and the importance of visual representation in stories.

2023: A Growth Year for PR, But Also More Crises, Labor Issues and Internal Communication

December 2nd, 2022 by

Overall, the mood of our PR prognosticators is upbeat as they anticipate PR continuing its recent ascension into 2023.

[VIDEO] PRNEWS Live Talks Native American Inclusion in PR

November 17th, 2022 by

PRNEWS and Candace Hamana, principal, Badger PR, and founder, Indigenous People’s Public Relations Association, discussed Native American representation in communications.

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Moving Beyond Tolerance: A Call for Communicators

November 17th, 2022 by

The International Day for Tolerance emphasizes tolerating differences is not enough. Change requires intentional shifts. Here’s how to begin.

NBA boasts tolerance, but is in a real crisis after kyrie Irving's antisemetic comments

NBA Drops the Ball in Responding to Irving’s Antisemitic Tropes

November 2nd, 2022 by

A prompt response is a hallmark of crisis communication. The NBA and the Brooklyn Nets waffled on their initial responses to Kyrie Irving’s antisemitic posting. Have they run out of time to act?