Entries by Maddie Thannum

Media Landscape Amid COVID-19, Courtesy Of Kim Brown, APR

“As a former broadcast news producer, I never thought I’d see the day when interviews were primarily conducted virtually. I remember standing in the production booth at CBS 11, patching in Skype interviews after the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The quality was poor, but it was breaking news. The kind where quality doesn’t […]

May Program Presentation: How Public Relations Practitioners Can Help Organizations Adapt to COVID-19

Click here for our latest virtual program from this month’s presenter – Julie O’Neil: PRSA COVID 19 Presentation O’Neil.    

Now and Then: Are we living through an unprecedented time … again?

Written by: Jeff Rodriguez, Historian These are unprecedented times, which call for extraordinary actions – including another pandemic-themed column. This month, we present some random notes on our nation’s history with economic and health crises. Depending upon your perspective, this will either make you feel much better about our current situation or much worse. Either […]


Written by: Jeff Rodriguez, Historian In 1918, accurate information about the extent of the flu pandemic was often kept under lockdown. During the influenza pandemic of 1918, April was a relatively uneventful month. But given the current circumstances, it seems a good idea to interrupt our regularly scheduled column to look at this event from […]

COVID-19 Update

#FWPRSA: Due to the latest COVID-19 developments, the following changes have been made to the chapter’s upcoming events: • March 19: GFW PRSA Health Care Special Interest Group meeting – postponed • March 26: PR After Dark Happy Hour – postponed • April 1: PRSA April luncheon – will be turned into a virtual event. […]