It's our clubhouse, so get out!

Looks like the PRSA has moved its PRCOnline listserv in-house. Intended as a PRSA member benefit, the listserv had built up a number of non-member subscribers. A message late Friday afternoon announced to all that the list would be migrating to a different (more difficult) platform for members only - and then it went dead. Ian Lipner ably deals with many of the issues around the move.

I can understand how the PRSA would want to capitalize on every one of its member benefits, but they are a professional organization. How does this move demonstrate commitment to reach out to the community of public relations professionals?

And I second Ian's recommendation of the YoungPrPros Yahoo Group listserv. Well worth the admission price.