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By: Dee Rambeau

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 05:18:51 +0000

Agree with you Eric...kudos to Aubrey and her gang for pulling off the PRSA MR site. I transparently disagree with the concept of forcing users to login to receive information from a goes against the open nature of the concept. Many journalists will shy away from registration and so do I in many cases. Why would a professional organization that is promoting the industry in general force a member or a journalist to sign up to receive content that might help further promote the org?

By: Eric Schwartzman

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 04:59:29 +0000

The great thing about the blogosphere is that bias is transparent. For those of you who don't know, Dee has a company that competes with the guys who built the PRSA media room. My company, iPressroom is another competitor in the internet news room management services business. And while I agree with Dee that the features of this online media center are pretty basic, I tip my hat to my these guys for getting it done. In response to John Wagner's comment on whether or not a diversity section belongs in the press room, it is not at all uncommon for organizations to include a social or corporate responsibilty section in their internet press room. If achieving diversity happens to be a major part of that organizations philanthropic program -- rather than ethics, which may or may not be more needed (I'll stay out of that one) -- I think it is entirely appropriate to put this section in a company news room. How will the world know about your positive contributions unless you tell them what you've done? Thanks Constantin, for hosting this discussion.

By: Dee Rambeau

Thu, 30 Jun 2005 21:08:45 +0000

It's also really stupid that you have to login with a username and a password to download documents or to sign up for email notifications...

By: On Message from Wagner Communications

Wed, 22 Jun 2005 21:24:08 +0000

PRSA Opens New Media Room PRSA unveiled its new online media room today. It's nicely done, with sections for news releases (including an RSS feed), media kits, profiles, photos/AV and advocacy issues. Not sure why a media room needs a special section on diversity, though. T...