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Jane Wilson

CEO of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Jane Wilson was appointed the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in September 2010. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, she is a respected communications expert with over 15 years' experience in senior corporate communications, public relations and marketing roles. You can follow Jane on twitter @CEO_CIPR.

Good Journalism Needs Freedom and Accountability

Any position on the future regulation of the press must draw on the long history and association between free speech and democratic participation. Without a culture in which journalism can hold power to account, democracy is only half made.
29/11/2012 17:08 GMT

Can Barclays Rebuild the Trust Deficit?

Although Barclays are shaking up their investment banking operation with a commitment to stop helping companies manage their finances in a way that avoids paying tax, making preparations for the possible fall out from their interest only mortgage book would be a positive move.
07/10/2012 20:05 BST

Wikipedia by Numbers Can Be Misleading

PR Week ran an article this week that reported on the EthicalWiki's report '<a href="http://www.ethicalwiki.org/Portals/178650/docs/Brands on Wikipedia by the numbers.pdf" target="_hplink">Brands on Wikipedia by the Numbers</a>'. The report claims that 85% of brands on Wikipedia are poorly represented and the US consultancy behind it has called for brand managers to better understand the site's content needs. It goes on to say "the vast majority of brand pages on Wikipedia are poorly edited".
18/06/2012 13:10 BST

Only Professionals Should be Trusted to Lobby

<em>The Sunday Times</em> party funding investigation is being wrongly conflated into a lobbying scandal by leader writers and others who see this as a good opportunity to keep up the pressure on the public affairs profession, which they either misunderstand or don't like.
29/03/2012 14:13 BST

Influence Should Be Earned Not Bought

David Cameron said that he thought the next big political scandal after MPs' expenses would involve lobbying. Sadly, but one might say predictably, the next big political scandal has involved a party fundraiser attempting to encourage a company to give money in return for access to policymakers.
26/03/2012 17:46 BST

Real Trust Must Be Actively Earned

Sometimes the values that we pursue in public relations can put wider social and economic issues into context. Trust is one of those values.
30/01/2012 10:49 GMT

Long Awaited Lobbying Consultation From Government

The long awaited consultation document on the promised statutory register of lobbyists has been published. This week, the <a href="http://www.cipr.co.uk/" target="_hplink">Chartered Institute of Public Relations</a> (CIPR) is contacting individual members of our Public Affairs Group to seek their views on the questions it raises.
23/01/2012 12:16 GMT