There were a few central ideas which I derived from this chapter but the most central idea that surprised me and made me glad to know more about PR history is the fact that:
- PR is not as new a profession as I once believed and also that it has been in practice in some way, shape, or form since the beginning of time.
Other important points about PR history:
- PR has been slowly evolving and is shaped not only by the happenings of the world in which it lives (9/11, p.80) but also the people. ( Ivy Ledbetter Lee, p.67).
- PR has been visible in many points throughout our history, much in unpaid positions (Ex: woman’s rights) as well, as seen in Dr. V’s correspondence with Dr. Russell.