This abstract is summarized by IPR from the original journal article published in Public Relations Review.

Dr. Jennifer Vardeman-Winter and Dr. Katie R. Place examined public relations research to evaluate the PR workforce composition and opportunities for growth.

Researchers reviewed literature from 2006-2017, which showed that there was significant growth to be made in terms of an equitable workplace environment for practitioners from marginalized groups.

Key findings include:
–       The vast majority of research conducted is about the gender of practitioners.
–       Sexual orientation, disability, age, and intersectional identities are neglected.
–       Suggestions for future research include examining eurocentrism and systemic racism in the academic and professional fields.

Read more to see what can be improved in the public relations field to create a more inclusive environment.

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Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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