Ah, this chestnut. I’ve been waiting to write this post for a while. After revising for an exam about spin doctoring, and seeing conversations on Twitter, I decided it was time. Public Relations is ‘one of those’ degrees which nobody knows anything about or they have the completely wrong idea of what it is. It is just the way it is. A couple of months ago, I was having a conversation with somebody about where I study, what and why. A totally innocent conversation you can imagine….until I mention the words ‘Public Relations’. He then responds with ‘Why would you want a career where everybody hates you?’ followed by a short silence where I attempted to think of the most diplomatic answer. This isn’t the first time I have had comments like this. According to many people, I am spending £9,000 a year and devoting four years of my life to learn how to lie. Oh and I forgot ‘It’s just media isn’t it? Easy stuff then’. You know what, this degree business is beginning to sound easy. (I know that this is another post about my degree but I felt that it was needed..!) But this view is so wrong. So I went to my trusty source, PR Week to see what others thought (use the links for the articles!). So many people see Public Relations purely as ‘spin’ and don’t look beyond what it is now. Yes, Public Relations in the past has been used for spin, but that is in the…

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