"The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession."
The Institute for Public Relations' (IPR) mission is to improve the effectiveness of organizations by advancing the professional knowledge and practice of public relations through research and education. IPR assists individuals from all four regions of the profession (client sector, counseling firms, research firms and educators).
An international association of approximately 3,400 journalism/mass communication faculty, students, administrators, and professionals. AEJMC's members come from more than 30 countries, with the majority working in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1912, AEJMC is the oldest and largest association of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level. The Public Relations Division serves to advance public relations teaching and research.
A trade association of over one hundred public relation firms. Their stated purposes are to grow the public relations industry through advocating it benefits to business professionals, displaying to prospective employees the positive aspects of a PR career, and setting a code of standards for the public relations profession.
According to its mission statement, “the National FOI Coalition joins First Amendment and open government organizations from individual states in a self-supporting alliance as they seek to protect the public's right to know through the education of media professionals, attorneys, academics, students and the general public.”
"Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals with more than 22,000 public relations and communications professionals."