Journal of Public Relations Education, Volume 7, Issue 1

Note from the Editor:

The first issue of 2021, provides a mix of topics including several articles which address diversity and intercultural competency, indirectly recognizing this continuing, urgent area where pedagogy can be examined and utilized. The issue reflects the work of both the outgoing and incoming editors. 

Dr. Pamela G. Bourland-Davis
Chair & Professor
Department of Communication Arts
Georgia Southern University
Editor in Chief, Journal of Public Relations Education
Immediate Past President, SSCA

As the incoming editor for the Journal of Public Relations Education, I’ve learned much – in addition to all the adjustments to teaching and learning in our pandemic-response world. To that end, our immediate past editor, Emily Kinsky, has been a saint – patient, responsive to my seemingly never-ending lists of questions, and, as always, focused on making sure we provide a forum for quality pedagogical research in public relations. 

I’m not sure I can parallel the quantum leaps forward in the journal that she has made such as with adopting the on-line submission services, and that Chuck Lubbers made in kicking off the journal. We’ll try. Any progress we make will be because of the stellar Executive Editorial Board. I am thankful to be able to tap the expertise of board members who joined the journal under Emily’s leadership, with Melissa Janoske McLean now serving as Senior Associate Editor, and with LaShonda Eaddy, Kelly Vibber, and Brandi Watkins continuing in their roles. To the board we added Christopher McCullough as associate editor, helping manage the review process, and Stephanie Mahin, as associate editor of our Book and Resource Reviews. We’ve also created a Past Editors Council to serve as a sounding board as needed. We are also appreciative of our board members, who continue to provide feedback and reviews as well.

Pamela G. Bourland-Davis
Chair & Professor
Department of Communication Arts
Georgia Southern University

Table of Contents

Research Articles

An Examination of Student Perceptions of Teacher Social Media Use in the Classroom
by Pamela Jo Brubaker, Diana C. Sisson, Christopher Wilson, &
Ai Zhang

Student Perceptions of Guest Speakers in Strategic Communications Courses
by Hong Ji, Parul Jain, & Catherine Axinn

Taking Experiential Learning to the Next Level With Student-Run Agencies
by Yeonsoo Kim, Shana Meganck, Lars Kristiansen, & Chang Wan Woo

U.S. Students’ Perceptions of International Teaching Assistants in the Public Relations Field
by Tugce Ertem-Eray

Teaching Briefs

A Critical Dialogical Approach to Teaching Public Relations Students Intercultural Competence
by Ran Ju & Dongjing Kang

Captioning Social Media Video
by Lakshmi N. Tirumala & Ed Youngblood

Reflecting on Reflections: Debriefing in Public Relations Campaign Classes
by Tom Vizcarrondo


Shifting the Paradigm – Improving Student Awareness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Through Public Relations Campaigns
by Regina M. Luttrell & Adrienne A. Wallace

Book & Resource Reviews

Marilyn: A Woman In Charge Reviewed
Reviewed by LaShonda L. Eaddy

Carter G. Woodson: History, The Black Press and Public Relations
Reviewed by George L. Daniels

Rethinking Public Relations: Persuasion, Democracy and Society (3rd edition)
Reviewed by Giselle A. Auger

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content
Reviewed by Kristina Markos

Read the full issue here:

A publication of the Public Relations Division of AEJMC
© 2021 AEJMC Public Relations Division

The Journal of Public Relations Education (JPRE) is devoted to the presentation of research and commentary that advance the field of public relations education. JPRE invites submissions in the following three categories:

  • Research Articles
  • Teaching Briefs
  • Book/Software Reviews

Learn more by visiting the About JPRE page and the Authors/Contributors page for submission guidelines. All submissions should follow the guidelines of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Questions? Contact the Editorial Staff.

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