Scandal-ABC MadMen


Discuss the portrayal of public relations in mass media. Are the images helpful or hurtful to the field? Can/should these images be changed? How?

Did you choose PR as a major or minor due to something you saw in any of these mediated images (i.e. Olivia Pope, “Scandal” or a character from “Sex & the City or “Mad Men”)?

If you are a fan of “Scandal” you will understand what I mean in the following questions (even if you don’t watch it, everyone needs to respond to these questions): how far are you willing to go for a client? Hide a dead body? Lie to the press?  Are you willing to lay down your personal ethics in order to accomplish a task for a client? Why/why not? What is a line you are not willing to cross (ethically or morally) regardless of what the client offers you (i.e. money, position, etc.)?



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