Mediations: Philip Young

  • Mediations comments on public relations theory and practice, with an emphasis on social media and communication ethics. Philip Young is project leader for NEMO: New Media, Modern Democracy at Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, Sweden. All views expressed here are personal and should not be seen as representing Lund University or any other organisation.

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    Johanna Fawkes comments: "The first paper I wrote was called Max Clifford the Honest Liar?, presented to PREF meeting in 1995 following a talk he gave to University of Central Lancashire students.

    I wondered if his unapologetic pragmatism gave better insight into profession than mealy mouthed ethical claims. My main criticism was that he uses his ego to decide who's good, who's bad, covering up for the former, exposing the latter according to his own, somewhat unexamined whim.

    V interesting person and presenter.... Trouble is, tweets show main conclusion students draw is still 'whatever works is OK', which is depressing...

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