Barcelona Revisited

Barcelona Principles 2.0

A new look to the first international framework for measuring communications performance was unveiled today, reflecting the huge changes in the media landscape which have taken place. Barcelona Principles 2.0 was launched by the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) in London.

Civil Service recruitment seeks diversity

Fast Stream

The Civil Service Fast Stream programme has opened today as a report on last year’s scheme shows more success for graduates from diverse and poorer backgrounds. Even more graduates from diverse and poorer backgrounds are being encouraged to apply for the Civil Service.

Invitation from the editor

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As we prepare for a new academic year, editor Richard Bailey explains how to make the most of Behind the Spin, whether you’re a student, a graduate, a lecturer or an employer.

International award for PR professor

Prof Anne Gregory November 2014 outside Whitehall

A British professor of public relations is to receive the highest academic honour bestowed by the US-based Institute of Public Relations (IPR). Professor Anne Gregory from the University of Huddersfield will receive the 2015 Pathfinder Award at an event in New York City in November. The award is conferred in recognition of an original programme of scholarly research that has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations.

Ten top tips for your PR degree

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Award-winning PR student Arianne Williams offers ten tips to new and returning PR students on how to succeed on your course. PR ‘is a rewarding and interesting subject to study’ but it will be a ‘test of your communication, creativity and organisation’ she writes.