Are ethically challenged former journalists corrupting us virtuous public relations practitioners? And are political campaign-style dirty tricks becoming more commonplace in corporate public relations campaigns? Journalist Tom Foremski
investigates scratches the surface.
UPDATE: GroundFloor Media’s Gil Rudawsky, a former Rocky Mountain News editor, argues that “all of us in PR will pay for (the Facebook/Google/Burson debacle) with a sustained black eye and a loss of credibility.”
The University of Denver’s Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies is seeking a few experienced public relations practitioners to conduct an interview and portfolio review of DU students enrolled in a PR seminar course. The PR practitioners will review the students’ resumes, portfolios and interview skills, as well as provide critiques to help students prepare for real world job interviews. It is a good chance to identify potential interns (Weber Shandwick snagged two of the students last semester).
The reviews will take place next Tuesday, May 17, starting at 5 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please email Michelle Honald at DU.