By now you have read or heard several things regarding the issues surrounding Penn State. You have probably also formed an opinion as to what the university should have done, could have done, or should do in regards to their reputation, the coaching staff, university officials, etc. But that is not the purpose of this blog post. A recent New York Times article has labeled the Penn State crisis as a “public relations catastrophe.” Since the New York Times article posted, a conversation regarding the label has occurred on the PRSAY website in a post titled “Public Relations Won’t Fix Penn State Crisis.” Needless to say the ideas conveyed in the article and blog post conflict regarding the field of public relations.
So what do you think? Do you agree with the author of the New York Times article or the authors of the PRSAY blog entry? How could you use this as an opportunity to engage in a healthy conversation with others who do not agree with your view/understanding of public relations? Sound off below!
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