Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

June 17, 2009 07:00 ET

Media Book Author William Carney Named CPRS Award of Attainment Recipient for 2009

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - William (Bill) Carney, author of In the News: The Practice of Media Relations in Canada, was awarded the prestigious Award of Attainment at the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Annual Conference held last week in Vancouver, BC.

"The Award of Attainment is presented to a member of the Society for outstanding achievement and service to public relations," said newly elected CPRS President Dr. Terry Flynn APR, FCPRS. "This year's recipient has, through his personal activities and leadership, made a pronounced contribution to the status and acceptance of the public relations function as a whole," he said.

"The selection committee named Mr. Carney the CPRS Award of Attainment recipient to recognize his outstanding achievement in contributing to the understanding of media relations in Canada," added Flynn.

"Unfortunately, the teaching of public relations in Canadian colleges and universities relies heavily on U.S. based publications," Carney noted. "In the News reflects Canadian law and practice and is the only communications textbook used in the country that is Canadian based." In the News is published by the University of Alberta Press, which submitted the book to the peer review process and established it as a scholarly work.

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is the only Canadian professional association representing more than 1,800 public relations practitioners in 16 Member Societies across Canada who commit to following a Code of Professional Standards. The Society offers a program of professional accreditation in public relations (APR), professional development and education programs affiliated with various colleges and universities, a job registry, networking opportunities, annual national conference, a directory of all members and a forum for information sharing.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Public Relations Society
    Karen Dalton, APR
    Executive Director
    (416) 239-7034
    kdalton@cprs.ca
    or
    For review copies or information, please contact:
    Bill Carney
    (306) 757-6103
    wwcarney@hotmail.com