Rare win for journalism as PR firms overwhelm news

By John Jewell, Cardiff University October, 2016 Recent articles about the public relations firm Bell Pottinger are a stark reminder of the power and pervasiveness of PR in today’s fragmented media landscape. The Sunday Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that

Facts, or fictions? How PR flacks exploit Wikipedia

By Taha Yasseri, University of Oxford September, 2015 If you heard that a group of people were creating, editing, and maintaining Wikipedia articles related to brands, firms and individuals, you could point out, correctly, that this is the entire point of Wikipedia. It is,