Melanie Formentin

Research in Progress: Reimagining organization-public relationships through ethics of care

Scholar Melanie Formentin, Towson University, is working to develop and test a scale designed to highlight how caring practices and values overlap with and diverge from traditional organization-public relationships.

Tarleton Research - Social Media

Attention social media managers! Stakeholders expect you to listen

Scholars Sarah Maben and Chris Gearhart, Tarleton State University, conducted an experiment to see what followers really expect when they tag or contact a company through social media channels. First step: listen. Second step: Respond with timely, relevant information. 

Jane Johnston and Jenny Zhengye Hou

Research in Progress: The road less traveled — An agent-based approach to ethics of care

Page Center scholars Jane Johnston and Jenny Zhengye Hou are examining how the public relations agent positions him/herself in caring relationships, and the role played by mindful and positive "habits" which are drawn from the agent-based virtue ethics.

New research

Are authenticity and vulnerability a new paradigm for women in politics?

A part of the 2019 research call on narratives, scholars Stephanie Madden, Penn State University, and Abbey Levenshus, Butler University, conducted a rare, behind-the-scenes ethnographic case study of a training program aimed at increasing the number of Democratic women who run for office.

Page Center Modules

Page Center Training Modules

The Page Center is strengthening the role of ethics education in communications classrooms. We offer 12 free online modules on a range of ethics topics in public relations.

Awards

The Arthur W. Page Center Awards

Every year the Page Center honors icons of public communications who, over the course of their careers, have demonstrated a commitment to the concept of "truth well told."

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Legacy Scholar Grants

Support for scholars and professionals making important contributions to ethics and responsibility in public communication.