Closer Look: Recent Scandals Have Thrown PR Industry into Turmoil
(Beijing) – An employee of a public relations company recently complained to me about the difficulties her industry now faces. The confusion was brought on by recent episodes in which reporters were arrested for taking bribes to print stories.
In the first, a reporter named Chen Yongzhou, was detained for publishing stories that damaged a company's reputation. Later, a trio of reporters faced charges they took bribes from PR firms to publish articles.
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