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Shoot the Messenger: An Introduction

PRNewser is happy to introduce a new feature titled (not entitled; we hear you Ken Wheaton) “Shoot the Messenger”.

We will blog, as well as solicit exclusive stories from frustrated journalists as well as errant publicists willing to cop to a gaffe. We’ll also seek out juicy tales of PR people who are fed up with shoddy treatment from those they pitch (we assume off the record).

Could the rising number of complaints be from journalists be that people in the workforce who identify themselves as working in PR outnumber journalists by 2 to 1? Could it be that journalists have more ways to vent frustrations beyond deleting your email or not returning your calls?

We hope STM will be one part education, one part forum, with just a smidge of schadenfreude.

Are you a source? Tell us why a messenger needs to be shot, or why you shouldn’t be in the crosshairs. Anonymity guaranteed as always. Send your stories and suggestions here.

While you have a think, enjoy the adorable Shoot the Messenger flash game and throw fireballs at those demonic flying PR people:

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