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public relations specialists

In an article on the “Take Part” website, Eric Alterman wrote that public relations is killing journalism. Alterman pointed out there are now 4.6 public relations specialists in America for every one reporter. And those p.r. specialists make considerably more money on average than reporters.

The panelists talk about the challenges journalists face when so many public relations specialists are working to put their own spin on events.