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By News Account on 7/30/2014 4:03 PM

The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) will induct Jody Powell and Sheila Tate to its Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place during PRSA-NCC’s Annual Thoth Awards Gala on Sept. 9 at Artisphere in Arlington, VA. Powell, who passed away in 2009, is being honored posthumously. His wife Nan will accept the award on behalf of the family. Sheila Tate, who will be in attendance, will be introduced by Pam Jenkins, president of Weber Shandwick.

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By News Account on 7/30/2014 3:53 PM


The Washington Redskins have hired Burson-Marsteller, reports Reuters, as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur. Burson, which has long experience handling public relations crises, will run the website redskinsfacts.com, continued the Reuters report. The site was launched this month and is billed as a grass-roots effort to defend the team's contentious name. The Reuters story also stated:

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By News Account on 7/30/2014 3:27 AM

Post–Newsweek Stations changed its name to Graham Media Group. Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, said: “Much like our parent company, Graham Holdings, this new name better reflects the diversity of our creative and innovative company

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By News Account on 7/29/2014 12:55 PM

- Sharon Nevins joined Baltimore magazine as director of sales and marketing;

- Harris Media Group added Megan Unterschute as director of marketing and development;

- Warschawski added Allison Beers as designer; and,

- Anita Brightman has been elected to PRSA's College of Fellows.

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By News Account on 7/29/2014 11:35 AM

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is accepting applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving women and children for consideration as its pro bono client for the Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2016 term. The WWPR Pro Bono Committee has been in existence since 1996. Every two years, the committee provides a nonprofit with communications planning and assistance at no charge in order to help raise awareness of the organization. Donated services can include

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By Insights Account on 7/29/2014 11:11 AM

By Phil Rabin, editor, Capitol Communicator

When Benny Johnson, viral politics editor of BuzzFeed, was fired for plagiarism a few days ago, I asked myself why would Benny resort to a pattern of plagiarism – working in a job that’s so visible that the odds of getting “caught” were significant and the consequences so serious? Was he just being lazy, I don’t think so. Did he feel he would not get caught, who knows? Or was he a victim of our new media culture?

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By News Account on 7/29/2014 6:49 AM

- Ken Quaglio has been named president and chief operating officer at Reston, VA-based Siteworx;

- Mark Foglesong joined Columbia MD-based Maroon PR as director of news and multimedia;

- Veteran D.C. communicator Dani Mackey, who had been with Ogilvy for 15 years, launched Dani Mackey Communications; and,

- Jay Ell Alexander is the new public information officer in Petersburg, VA. Read More »

By Insights Account on 7/28/2014 1:57 PM


Capitol Communicator is running a series featuring profiles of communicators in the mid-Atlantic.  In this "Up Close and Personal" post, we feature Sherri Anne Green, director of marketing at LMO Advertising in Arlington, VA. Photography by Cade Martin.

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By News Account on 7/28/2014 5:02 AM


BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson, who was the keynote speaker at Capitol Communicator’s recent Convergence in Communications Conference and is set to speak at the upcoming Sept. 19 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit in Baltimore , has been fired for plagiarism. According to BuzzFeed, Twitter users began pointing out instances in which a Johnson had lifted phrases and sentences from other websites. BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith wrote:

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By News Account on 7/27/2014 4:00 AM

BurellesLuce reports that the process to find the right media monitoring and analysis package can be time- and resource-intensive for both the requestor and requestee, and many organizations either don’t have the resources, or are choosing to allocate them elsewhere, therefore making final decisions based on partial data. To strengthen the ability to make a quick, comprehensive comparison of media monitoring and analysis services, BurrellesLuce, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, created

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