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Events: The National Black PR Society Conference

Don’t let tonight’s debate push the The National Black Public Relations Society’s 2012 Conference and Career Fair off your DC PR radar.

Hundreds of PR pros from around the country will gather in our nation’s capital this Thursday through Sunday for four days of professional development, networking activities, career advancement sessions under the theme “Your Network @ Work: Facing Challenges, Taking Charge and Changing the Game.”

In the words of NBPRS President Deborah Hyman, “Public relations has never been more relevant on a global scale and especially in this election year.”

“We know that social media is replacing traditional media at warp speed so PR professionals have to continually expand our knowledge base to succeed…Our conference will focus on discussing critical issues, professional development and obtaining jobs for our members.”

The Conference will take place at Howard University and the Dupont Circle Hotel; check out the event page for more details and registration information.

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Storytelling for Media Professionals

Storytelling for Media ProfessionalsStarting April 22, this in-person workshop will teach you the specific ways to incorporate storytelling into your personal and professional life. Students will examine the role of storytelling in business and put their newfound skills into practice with a series of improvisation, writing, and presentation exercises designed to help them uncover personal stories. Register now! 

PR Groups Collaborate to Redefine PR

The PRSA has teamed up with 10 other PR organizations including the National Black Public Relations Society, the Arthur W. Page Society, and the Canadian Public Relations Society on a campaign, “Public Relations Defined,” which seeks to develop a modern definition of “public relations.”

The campaign got a write-up in today’s New York Times, with Stuart Elliott pointing out that previous attempts to define PR failed, leaving this: “Public relations helps an organization and its publics adapt mutually to each other.”

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Roll Call: CNN, Disney/ABC, Porter Novelli, and More

Former Senator and U.S. ambassador Carol Moseley Braun

Former TVNewser editor Steve Krakauer has been promoted to CNN‘s senior digital producer in the U.S., a new position. He was previously digital producer for Piers Morgan Tonight. In this new role, he’ll lead social media activity across the network in an effort to attract and engage audiences. [via TVNewser]

Mirian Arias has been named VP of daytime communications at Disney/ABC Television Group, responsible for outreach on behalf of ABC Daytime, SOAPnet, and ABC Media Productions. She’ll handle the corporate and consumer PR matters, marketing, affiliate, and talent publicity.

Michael Goldberg has joined Porter Novelli as CMO and senior partner. Goldberg was most recently EVP and CMO of Zimmerman Advertising, another Omnicom firm, in Florida. He’ll be making the move to New York and start his new job in the beginning of 2012. PN has lost some business (including Gillette) and high-level staff of late, but says it has made gains in healthcare and food and beverage. [via Ad Age]

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