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    Welcome to the web log of Behind the Spin, the magazine for and written by Public Relations students. Behind the Spin was first produced by students from the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, but was quickly opened to students, practitioners and academics across the UK. The print magazine is published three times a year, the blog will updated every Monday. Please send articles for consideration to Editor John Hitchins (you can comment any item by clicking Comment at the bottom of each post).

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June 26, 2006

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Heather Smith

Fantastic article Will. As someone who has to endure the smirks and 'clever' comments of the misguided individuals who ask me what I am studying, I'm thinking of making a couple of copies to keep with me!

Megan Rylands

just to let you know i completely agree with your argument and i believe it is important that those people who do not actually do media studies know the amount of work that we as students have to put into the course and it is not just a "mickey mouse degree" it is as valuble as any other.

Denesia- graduate career search

This is the same scorn some undergrads face when they say they are a "Liberal Arts Major." Some people think that it is a wasted degree for undecided majors.

While it may be true that many liberal arts majors are undecided about the career path they want to take, the degree allows them to study a vast number of subjects that others in a pre-definded major may not. Its the whole idea of being a "Jack of all trades and Master of none." As far as a degree in media studies, I think that when you begin your graduate careers you quickly learn that those in your industy understand and respect the fact that you specialized in this particular area.

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