As usual, the Coast do not have all the facts. They neglected to speak to PR professionals before publishing this. Graduates of the 4 year public relations program at MSVU plus 1 year of co-op (making it 5 years) would be able to tell them what public relations actually is - when done professionally. Hollah is right. It is actually less spin then some of the material I read in the Coast. I know for a fact that not all Coast writers check with both sides before writing their stories. I believe all journalists should do this. Thank you for allowing us PR people to speak back though. We do not insult your choice of career so why do you continue to call public relations people who hold a degree from a respected university - spin docs? Maybe some of your journalists should apply to the PR masters program at the Mount. It would do them well to upgrade their journalism degrees and educate themselves properly - if they are in fact - filling the positions you have discussed in your article.
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