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The Page Center will award grants to support scholars and professionals making important contributions to knowledge, practice or public understanding of ethics and resposibility in public communication or other principles of Arthur W. Page.
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|About the Page Center|
The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication is a research center at the Penn State College of Communications dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics and responsibility in corporate communication and other forms of public communication.
Page, the longtime vice president for public relations at AT&T, is often regarded as the founder of the modern practice of corporate public relations. He also was a noted educator, publisher, and adviser to several U.S. presidents. Page was the first person in a public relations position to serve as an officer and director of a major corporation and, in that capacity, was widely known for management according to the Page Principles, his guidelines for ethical and effective communication with the public and for responsible corporate behavior. The Center was created in 2004 to foster a modern understanding and application of the Page Principles by supporting innovative research, educational, or public service projects in a wide variety of academic disciplines and professional fields.
The Center's ongoing programs include:
The Center has awarded over $320,000 to scholars and professionals throughout the world to support research that makes important contributions to knowledge, practice or public understanding of ethics and responsibility in public communication or other principles of Arthur W. Page. Information on Page/Johnson Legacy Scholars and the publications and presentations that are informed by their Legacy Scholar awards can be found in the Research Resources section of this site.
The Oral History Collection continues to increase in size and relevance. Printable transcripts, streaming video, and searchable indexed content provide viewers with the history, analysis and individual comment on public relations and the media from the luminaries in the field. The Center has conducted 31 interviews with public relations luminaries and has transcribed and indexed five acquired videos from the Arthur W. Page Society and other sources. New to the Center is the collections of interviews with journalists about ethical challenges in their industry, Future interviews and other videos will be indexed and included in the collections, which are available to the public at no cost.
The Page Center also is the archive for Page’s previously uncollected papers and memorabilia and related research materials in the area of ethics in public communication and corporate responsibility. It is the goal of the Center to make these and an array of other research material widely available in a variety of electronic formats to scholars and professionals.