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March 19, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The journalist's derogatory slang term for publicist is "flack." Derogatory because because the interests of journalism and public relations rarely coincide. There are exceptions, but almost always newspeople and P.R. people are adversaries, the former's job being to report events, the latter's to put a spin on events. That has not been lost on those wisely fighting a move to give voting privileges to non-journalist board members of the Radio & Television News Assn.
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March 19, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The journalist's derogatory slang term for publicist is "flack." Derogatory because because the interests of journalism and public relations rarely coincide. There are exceptions, but almost always newspeople and P.R. people are adversaries, the former's job being to report events, the latter's to put a spin on events. That has not been lost on those wisely fighting a move to give voting privileges to non-journalist board members of the Radio & Television News Assn.
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