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Any experience in PR?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ayeo, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. ayeo

    ayeo New Member

    I know this is a 'sports journalism' forum, but I'm wondering if anyone is in sports public relations on here? Or at least are familiar with it?

    If so, is it a good field to go into? Would you recommend going into it?
     
  2. Well done, Buck. First lesson in Journalism 101: Don't ask questions that can be answered yes/no.
     
  3. didntdoit19

    didntdoit19 Member

    Really?
     
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    yes.
     
  5. maybe...
     
  6. Sharky22

    Sharky22 Member

    Wow. The cynicism is deep.

    I am in the field. I went to school to be a sports writer but came out in sports PR. The hours can be just as bad, but the travel is better and usually the pay is as well. Working with student-athletes, in my case, is an absolute blast. I've always thought about what-if with writing because I do miss late night deadlines, but the job is more flexible, I get to see more cities and places and I do have my own office.
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I've only been there twice but the fort in Old San Juan is a must see.
     
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    groan ;)
     
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    First rule of PR: Learn to bullshit. Second rule: Learn to spin like mad.
     
  10. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    First rule of PR: The media is out to get you, so screw with them as best you can.

    Second rule of PR: Just because you're paranoid about the media doesn't mean they're not out to get you or your client.

    Third rule of PR -- which doubles as Life Rule No. 3 -- Overgeneralizations suck.
     
  11. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Tremendously well played, Boom.
     
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dargan - love your avatar - John Lee was one of the greats. Dusty Baker's favorite musician.
     
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