Walking Through Florida’s Ethics Laws in the Age of Social Media Shaming
- Location: Capital City Country Club
- Address: 1601 Golf Terrace Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301
- RSVP Deadline: Monday, September 14
Public relations sometimes gets a bad rap. A recent study conducted by Texas Tech University’s College of Media and Communication found that “liar,” “outgoing” and “smart” were the terms respondents used most when characterizing PR pros. “Intelligent,” “friendly” and “spin doctor” where other popular terms.
While most PR pros take the high road and live and work by a code of ethics, the same can’t always be said for our clients, public figures and constituents.
Julie Meadows–Keefe, a longtime lawyer with Florida State roots, is the City of Tallahassee’s ethics officer and she enforces stronger ethical standards for employees and elected officials. She’s responsible for investigating issues related to ethics and implementing more than a dozen approved recommendations designed to strengthen the city’s ethics culture. Meadows–Keefe is also lecturer at MIT in the summers on Legal Aspects of Crisis Communication.
Her presentation will touch on promoting ethical behavior in government, dealing with conflicts of interest and violations of power, data breaches like the recent Ashley Madison scandal, and the social media shaming culture.