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February 10, 2016

CyberAlert Cites PRSA National Chair Mark McClennan In Joint Commission on Public Ethics Coverage

Photo of PRSA 2016 Chair Mark McClennan, APRNew York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) recently issued an advisory opinion that expands the definition of lobbying to include aspects of public relations. 

William Comcowich, CEO of CyberAlert, included a statement from PRSA 2016 Chair Mark McClennan, APR in his coverage the of the decision, which would redefine lobbying to include any group communicating to the press or public on behalf of their client.

The PRSA called the decision “an overbroad standard” that would have “chilling effect” on public communication. It is ambiguous, poorly written and only increases confusion and will actually lead to less trust in the government, said PRSA national chair Mark McClennan in the statement.

To read the full article, visit the CyberAlert's website. PRSA's complete statement on JCOPE's redefinition of public relations can be found in the PRSA newsroom.

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