Update on Interim Editorial Board
In November 2014, the CIPR formed a new advisory Interim Editorial Board to gather views and assess how the Institute can provide members with the right media to meet their professional needs.
Chair of the Interim Editorial Board, Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR President Elect 2015, has issued the following update on the Board's progress.
Since the deal with PRWeek ended in December, the CIPR has been actively looking at a variety of ways to bring news, features and insight to our membership.
We have been talking to CIPR members directly and next week there will be in-depth round table meetings with a cross-section of members to discuss and debate the options. The meetings will help shape the new offer and they will also frame a survey which will go to all members. This research is vital in ensuring that we have a clear picture of what content and media members want and how we can best support the profession.
We are moving quickly to develop a new offer and the consultation is a vital component. Whilst this is underway you will see some improvements to the CIPR Conversation. An amended look and changes to the layout are being made on the homepage to improve the search function and make content that is relevant to your sector or discipline easier to find. New functionality is also being rolled out from today with further additions over the coming weeks. We would appreciate your feedback as this will be a rolling investment project.
The CIPR will also be hiring a Content and Community Editor, who will create relevant and useful content and share it across the CIPR’s range of shared and owned channels.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help shape our new media mission.
Notes to editors
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).