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True Enough: The Second Age of PR
May 3, 2011, 6:34 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Columbia Journalism Review examines the state of communications and concludes that “the muscles of journalism are weakening and the muscles of public relations are bulking up—as if they were on steroids … the dangers are clear.”

“As PR becomes ascendant, private and government interests become more able to generate, filter, distort, and dominate the public debate, and to do so without the public knowing it. ‘What we are seeing now is the demise of journalism at the same time we have an increasing level of public relations and propaganda,’ (author Robert) McChesney said. ‘We are entering a zone that has never been seen before in this country.’ ”

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