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Chronicle: Who needs reporters when press releases publish as news?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

After running a press release—and a hit piece, at that—aimed at Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Castro Valley) as a news item yesterday, the Chronicle goes the other way today with a new press release from PRWeb posted as news on SFGate. Its headline: “Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Congratulates Port of Oakland on $15 million Infrastructure Building Grant.”

Even minus the ethical fail, this sort of stuff rates “E” for embarrassment.


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