Ethics in Public Relations: Responsible Advocacy is the first book to identify universal principles of responsible advocacy in public relations. In this engaging book, editors Kathy Fitzpatrick and Carolyn Bronstein bring together prominent authorities in the field to address theoretic and practical issues that illustrate the broad scope and complexity of responsible advocacy in 21st-century public relations.
Chapter 1: Baselines for Ethical Advocacy in the “Marketplace of Ideas”
Baselines for Ethical Advocacy in the “Marketplace of Ideas”
“[Public relations professionals] serve the public interest by serving as responsible advocates for those we represent.”
“We provide a voice in the marketplace of ideas, facts, and viewpoints to aid informed public debate.”
“Protecting and advancing the free flow of accurate and truthful information is essential to serving the public interest and contributing to informed decision making in a democratic society.”
These core concepts of advocacy in the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Code of Ethics reflect democratic ideals grounded in First Amendment legal theory. The “marketplace of ideas” concept was introduced in law by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell ...