Public Relations Journal is a free, web-based, open-access, quarterly academic journal presented by the Public Relations Society of America and the Institute for Public Relations dedicated to offering the latest public relations and communication-based research. In June 2017, IPR combined its “Research Journal of IPR” with the PRSA “PR Journal.”

Volume 13: Issue 4 (October 2020)

 

Editor's Introduction

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR
Editor-in-Chief

 

Welcome to Volume 13 Issue 4 of Public Relations Journal.  We continue to wish everyone strength and solidarity during these final months of 2020.   We are looking forward to the end of 2020 and moving into the 76th year of the journal.

In Fake News in the Business World: The Main Types and the Implications of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, Xiaomeng Lan and Leping You identify the themes surrounding companies targeted by “fake news” before, during, and after the 2016 election.

The second article, Roles and Functions of Public Relations Practitioners in the Resolution of Conflicts in the U.S. and Turkey, compares the negotiation techniques that practitioners use in conflict resolution in the contexts of these different countries. Tugce Ertem-Eray and Eyun-Jung Ki emphasize the need for more understanding of cross-cultural differences.

In the third article, Examining the Effects of Symmetrical Internal Communication and Employee Engagement on Organizational Change Outcomes, Linjuan Rita Men, Marlene Neill, and Cen April Yue analyze internal communication during organizational change and its impact on employee engagement.

I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the following reviewers for their service on this issue:

Bruce Berger, Ph.D., University of Alabama
Michele Ewing, APR, Kent State University
Amiso George, Ph.D., Texas Christian University
Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, Institute for Public Relations
Ken Plowman, Ph.D., Brigham Young University
Sean Williams, APR, Bowling Green State University

Thank you for reading and your support for the Public Relations Journal.

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Ph.D., APR
Editor-in-Chief

Fake News in the Business World: The Main Types and the Implications of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election 

Xiaomeng Lan, Ph.D., BNU-HKBU United International College
Leping You, Ph.D., Miami University 

 

 

Roles and Functions of Public Relations Practitioners in the Resolution of Conflicts in the U.S. and Turkey 

Tugce Ertem-Eray, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Eyun-Jung Ki, Ph.D., University of Alabama 

 

 

Examining the Effects of Symmetrical Internal Communication and Employee Engagement on Organizational Change Outcomes 

Linjuan Rita Men, Ph.D., University of Florida
Marlene Neill, Ph.D., Baylor University
Cen April Yue, University of Florida