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February 03, 2012

PRSA Chair Talks About PR Professionals’ Relationship with Wikipedia in PRWeek

Gerard F. Corbett, APR, Fellow PRSA, chair and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is quoted in a Feb. 2, 2012, article in PRWeek about public relations professionals’ relationship with Wikipedia. The articles examines the ongoing debate over whether PR professionals and other paid advocates should be allowed to edit clients’ Wikipedia entries.
Corbett says: “One thing we hope will come of this initiative is a better understanding by those from Wikipedia and others that PR is not about ‘spin’ but about accurate and truthful information in accordance with an established code of ethics.”
Corbett previously made the case for public relations professionals editing Wikipedia in an op-ed published in Techdirt.  

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