‘Professional Issues’ Home



Welcome to this site where issues of ‘professionalism’ in public communication is the topic du jour.

Professionalism in public communication industries – including public relations, journalism, marketing and lobbying to name the most prominent – encompasses a variety of factors. These factors include the following:

  • Ethics and integrity
  • Accountability
  • Competence
  • Personal behaviour
  • Personal presentation and image

One of my personal goals in both my public communication career and my career in academia has been to improve the professionalism of these industries. I’ve done that by writing and teaching about ethics and professionalism, and I’d like to think by behaving in a way that might bear emulation.

This site contains archived blog posts, resources for practitioners and resources for educators.