Government communicators needed: Ragan, GWU team up for new survey

Please share your insights in a brief survey from Ragan Communications and George Washington University.

Ragan and George Washington University are seeking insight from communicators

Ragan Communications has announced a new benchmark survey in partnership with George Washington University College of Professional Studies that will be a first of its kind national research project to examine the state of government communication in the United States. We need feedback from communicators  who work in federal, state and local government, as well as communications professionals who engage with the government on behalf of private companies and nonprofit associations.

If that’s you, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey by October. 14. 

Preliminary findings of the survey will be announced at Ragan’s Communications Week, Nov. 1-7. The final report will be released by the end of the year.



“The study will yield strategic insights that will empower practitioners in government and the private sector to improve their communication and enhance public trust in their messaging,” said Lawrence J. Parnell, an associate professor and director of the Strategic Public Relations master’s program at GW’s Graduate School of Political Management.

Researchers will conduct hundreds of interviews with communications professionals in the public and private sectors, using contact lists provided by all the partner organizations involved in the project.=

The research findings will also help inform the programming and editorial coverage Ragan provides to its public affairs community via PR Daily, and the annual Public Affairs & Speechwriting Conference held in the Spring.

Thank you for sharing your insight and expertise with the broader communications community.


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