Hispanic Public Relations Association, Los Angeles, seeks nominations for the PRemio Campaign Awards, which honors public relations work. Nominees must have completed public relations or communications work that targets Hispanic audiences between June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2012. Entries will be accepted until August 3rd.
Public Relations Society of America, New York, wants the ability for public relations and communications professionals to edit their organizations' Wikipedia pages. UK-based CIPR, a PR association, is working with Wikipedia to allow communications professionals to suggest edits to Wikipedia editors, but PRSA CEO Gerard Corbett points out that their members currently are prohibited from directly editing pages. A spokesman for Wikipedia advises professionals to comment on an article's "talk page" instead of editing an article themselves, should they notice information that should be changed or added.
Donald Kummerfeld, former CEO of Magazine Publishers of America, New York, has died at the age of 78. He led the publishing association from 1987 to 1999, leaving to become CEO of FIPP, the worldwide magazine media association. Prior to entering the association world, he worked in the public sector, and served as the deputy mayor of New York City under Ed Koch. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and a grandson.