Morris elected a vice president of PRSA-NCC

JMC President Jay Morris was elected vice president of the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. PRSA-NCC is the nation’s largest PRSA chapter, with over 1,400 members.

Morris will be one of three vice presidents serving a one-year term starting Jan. 1, 2014. He is completing a two-year term as a director on the PRSA-NCC Board. Prior to that, he was co-chair of the chapter’s Professional Development Committee.

More information about the election results and a list of next year’s officers can be found on the PRSA-NCC website.

JMC reports on future of newspapers

If you spent some time reading a newspaper in the last 24 hours, you are in the minority. According to the Pew Research Center, just 23 percent of Americans surveyed said they read a newspaper the previous day. More than half of Americans say they get their news online.

These trends and the future of America’s newspapers were the topic of a recent post by Jay Morris on the PRSA-NCC Blog.

Among some of the more sobering statistics Morris cites:

  • Print advertising revenue continues to fall.
  • For every $1 gained in digital advertising, newspapers lose $16 in print advertising. [Read more…]

Morris named to IPRA Board

JMC President Jay Morris has been named to the Independent Public Relations Alliance Board and will serve on IPRA’s Program Committee in 2013.

IPRA is a Washington-based professional organization for independent PR practitioners and provides programming, professional development, networking and business support to its 60-plus members. [Read more…]