Code of Ethics

While I was in one of my PR classes we talked about the code of ethics. While dealing with the code of ethics people go through a lot of things on a day-to-day basis. Some ethical concerns that the teacher brought up was dealing with blogging. While setting up a blog post people have the right to say what ever they please which is not always a good thing. The media has created a lot of controversy, because some people get caught up and may come to the point to where they lose their job over social networking. Social media/networking ethics is where a lot of people find themselves in trouble.  While being in my PR cases class he was telling us about the Chrysler Superbowl commercial. The person whose job was to tweet and post comments on Facebook about the commercial. One day he was in Detroit driving, and the commercial was based in Detroit. Well he decides that he is going to get on twitter and tweet, but he made a huge mistake while trying to post a tweet. He tweeted and said that “I wish these motherf***ers in Detroit would learn how to drive”. After, he tweeted that and finally realized that it was not posted on his twitter account. The post was on the companies account, which got him in trouble when he went back to work he got fired. Not only did he get fired the company got fired as well. The lesson learned is not to post things and not know where they are going and get yourself in trouble.

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About richilajrand89

My name is Richila Rand. I am currently a senior at the University of Central Missouri. I am double majoring in Public Relations and Corporate Communication. Also, I am a Ronald E. McNair scholar.
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One Response to Code of Ethics

  1. megromer says:

    This is true for all professionals. I remember when a political cartoon artist was fired from a big newspaper in Oklahoma because he was essentially copying another artist’s drawings from NY. People who speak ill of their organization or compromise the integrity of it should be penalized. After all, they are the ones providing a paycheck to the individual.

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