Canadian Public Relations Society
Suite 346, 4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 340, M8X 1Y4 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 091 416 239 7034 - Fax: 091 416 239 1076
Who We Are
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is an organization of men and women who practicepublic relations in Canada and abroad. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations.
CPRS was founded in 1948 from two original groups - the first in Montreal and the second in Toronto. In 1953, these became associated as the Canadian Public Relations Society, and, in 1957, the organization was incorporated as a national society.
Today, CPRS is a federation of 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. All Member Societies adhere to the constitution of the National and Member Society.
In cooperation with its regional Member Societies and with like-minded organizations in other countries, CPRS works to advance the professional stature of public relations and regulates its practice for the benefit and protection of the public interest.
What We Do
The Canadian Public Relations Society, as a distinct Canadian association, seeks:
to group all public relations practitioners in Canada and to foster their professional interests
in cooperation with its regional Member Societies and with like-minded organizations in other countries, to advance the professional stature of public relations
to regulate its practice for the benefit and protection of the public interest
to serve the public interest by upholding a standard of proficiency and code of ethics, and by providing ongoing professional development to its members and public relations practitioners across Canada.
McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management (McMaster-Syracuse)
1280 Main Street West, L8S 4L8 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Fifteen Years in the Making
This two-year independent study master's degree program represents the output of a powerful partnership between McMaster University’s Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, DeGroote School of Business and the internationally recognized S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the world's leading provider of public relations and communications education. The program of study has been tested and expanded over the past 20 years and boasts nearly 400 graduates worldwide.
Our faculty includes instructors from both McMaster and Syracuse. Their backgrounds range from distinguished academic researcher to recognized industry experts. Special guest speakers bring specific topics such as law, social media metrics and media to life with their personal know-how and experience.
We combine the best of advanced professional communication, communications management and business administration courses. Unlike other elective or specialized Master’s Programs, MCM incorporates thenumbers side of management training to let you develop the broader business acumen you need to find your place in management in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
215 University Place, Syracuse, NY 13244-2100
The Newhouse School is one of the nation's top schools of communication, preparing students to become leaders in a rapidly changing media landscape.
The roots of the Newhouse School are found in Syracuse University’s former School of Journalism, which was founded in 1934 under Dean Lyle Spencer. At that time the curriculum was dedicated mainly to print media.
That year—the year the FCC wrote the Communications Act that would shape the emerging field of broadcasting for decades to come—SU became the first university in the nation to offer a college credit radio course. In 1947, SU launched WAER, one of the nation’s first college radio stations. And when television emerged in the years following World War II, SU was the first to offer instruction in this fledgling field.
In 1964, supported by a gift from Samuel I. Newhouse, the Newhouse Communications Complex was officially inaugurated in Newhouse 1, the award-winning I.M. Pei building, which housed the School of Journalism. (A year later, the building would be cited as one of the top four honor award winners of the American Institute of Architects.)
In his dedication speech, Mr. Newhouse noted, “it is right and fitting that such a communications center be located within a dynamic university with world-embracing interests. The many fields of study provide an unparalleled opportunity for the interplay of creative talents of the first rank.” President Lyndon B. Johnson joined Mr. Newhouse at the dedication that day in 1964, accepting an honorary degree and delivering his famous “Gulf of Tonkin Speech” on the Newhouse Plaza.
Further growth came in 1971 when the School of Journalism merged with the Television and Radio Department, which had been located in the School of Speech and Dramatic Art. This merger marked the birth of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, named in honor of its main benefactor, and prompted the construction of a second building, Newhouse 2, which wasdedicated in 1974 with a keynote address by William S. Paley, chairman of the board of CBS. The school became the most comprehensive, stand-alone school of its type in the nation—and remains so today.
In 2003, the Newhouse School received a $15 million gift from the S.I. Newhouse Foundation and the Newhouse family to fund the construction of the third building in the Newhouse Communications Complex. Newhouse 3 wasdedicated on September 19, 2007, with a keynote address from Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts. The event was attended by the sons of S.I. Newhouse, S.I. Newhouse Jr. and Donald Newhouse, and their families.
Beginning in 2012, supported by lead gifts from the Kari and Dick Clark Foundation (Dick Clark '51 was a Syracuse alumnus) and Cablevision Industries founder Alan Gerry, Newhouse 2 underwent an $18 million renovation to enhance and expand its studio facilities. Dubbed the Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center, the new space was dedicated in 2014 with special guest Oprah Winfrey.
Public Relations Society of America
120 Wall Street – 21stfl. 10005 - New York, NY, USA
Phone: +1 212-460-1401 - Fax: +1 212 995-0757
Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals with more than 22,000 public relations and communications professionals, in addition to more than 10,000 university and college students through the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members. We also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and act as one of the industry’s leadingvoices on pivotal business and professional issues.
With support from thousands of PRSA members, The PRSA Foundation, an independent, 501(c)(3) charity, raises funds to fuel the passion, dreams and futures of a diverse range of ambitious and promising students. PRSA is also a founding member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.
University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC)
2096 Weimer Hall, PO Box 118400, 32611-8400 Gainesville, United States of America, Florida
Our mission is to prepare exemplary professional practitioners and scholars for journalism and communications fields and to generate and exchange new knowledge about these fields. The College is the home for the world’s most respected educators and scholars who advance the value, practice, and understanding of journalism and communications in a democratic society. The faculty are committed to preparing professionals and scholars to practice and teach in a global society, providing leading research and service while generating and sharing knowledge.
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (USC)
3502 Watt Way, 90089-0281 Los Angeles, United States of America, California
Phone: (213) 740-6180
The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California was founded in 1971 with generous support from Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Its strategic location in Los Angeles at USC enables it to foster dynamic synergies and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of communication and journalism through unparalleled access to the nation's and the world's entertainment, media and technology industries.
Today, with more than 83 full-time faculty members and 120 adjunct professors, more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs, including the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg has become a center for discussion among scholars and professionals in journalism, communication, public policy, media, and education.
Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.