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May 11, 2012
Does PR Foster Junk Science? It Shouldn't
Robert McHenry is a former editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia Britannica (from the period when it changed from a door-to-door to electronic version) and hasn't lost his touch for rigorous review of scientific research and claims thereunder. Here, he skewers a press release from the American Chemical Society on whether dinosaurs might rule other planets. PR shouldn't be party to stuff like this, but too often is. 

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Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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