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‘NYT’ Looking for Feedback About the Role of PR

Arthur Brisbane, The New York Timespublic editor, wants feedback. After publishing a column detailing the limits placed on David Pogue‘s speaking engagements with the PR industry, he says he got both praise and criticism; praise for setting boundaries, criticism for how he portrayed publicists.

In the original column, Brisbane wrote, “Times readers deserve to be assured that journalists don’t get too cozy with the P.R. professionals who strive to influence coverage. A virtual army of publicists, media specialists and others stands ready every day to infiltrate the news with stories that help their employers.”

In his appeal for comment, he writes that some thought he may not fully get the role of publicists at The Times.

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‘NY Times’ Limits Pogue’s PR Speaking Engagements

New York Times tech columnist David Pogue has been banned from accepting certain speaking engagements with publicists that have been deemed in violation of the newspaper’s ethics policy.

The issue arose last week when Forbes published a story questioning whether Pogue’s participation in a Ragan Communications video seminar called “Pitch Me, Baby!” was in violation of the Times’ ethical code.

Today, the Times’ public editor, Arthur Brisbane writes that, after an “internal review[...] Pogue is barred from making any more speeches like this one to public relations professionals.”

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