Once again the "It's just not journalism." comment. Is journalism is supposed to be a higher standard of media?
#1 If you think that PR people are giving out biased information, you are only seeing what you want to see. Fail.
#2. Even in instances where biased information is given out, that's no different than what journalists do. The Coast is one giant op-ed. That includes your work. So how does your weighing mean something special? You are no different to us.
#3. If you don't present multiple perspectives to a story, you aren't much of a journalist. How are WE to weigh a story when you only give one side of it? Nobody is going to take your word for gospel, particularly when you make uneducated comment like the ones in the article above. What's the use of looking at reports, etc, when you can only see one conclusion? That's really what's wrong with most of the Coast's articles, and now I can see why. That's just plain terrible.
#4. There isn't any controversy here, just a lack of understanding on your part.
pfffffft. He's just another number, nothing more. Do you honestly think that people must not know who he is, just because we have issues with this crap? His poorly thought out work here, and in other Coast articles speaks for itself. He doesn't know what PR people actually do, and there is obviously no depth in this article. Call us when somebody is willing to pay for your work. Until then, nobody is envying this junk journalism.
It's only been in the past few decades that people realized it was a job that wasn't capable of being done by journalists. Death to stagnation.
The fact of the matter is that communications has been going on for hundreds of years. We are now at the point in time where we know that journalists are grossly undereducated to do the job. If you think all that communications persons do is issue press releases, it shows how little you really know. In any event, a degree in journalism doesn't even prepare you to do that properly. The only people fooling themselves are the ones who think they can fill a PR slot with a reporter.
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