Kathy Fitzpatrick (Ph.D.) is an attorney and an Associate Professor of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, where she directs the master's degree program in pulbic relations and advertising.nbsp; she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in public relations, ethics, communication law and crisis management.nbsp; Her research focuses on the public relations ethics and professional reponsibility, issues of institutional social reponsibility, and legal issues in communication.nbsp; Fitzpatrick is the co-author of three books, including Public Relations Ethics (1995) and Journalism Ethics (1997), with Philip Seib,nbsp; and numerous scholary articles in leading journals.nbsp;
Carolyn Bronstein (Editor) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on the cultural impact of public relations and advertising in a global society. Her research examines the role of the mass media in the social construction of women and women's issues, with emphasis on mainstream news and advertising. She received the Nafziger-White research award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for tracing the relationship among advertising trends in the 1970s, gender consciousness, and the development of the American feminist antipornography movement. Her work appears in a variety of mass media journals, including Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism and Communication Monographs, and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.