Where's the objectivity?

I read your March 13 article about the pro-choice groups' preparation for responses to the abortion ban.

I read your March 13 article about the pro-choice groups' preparation for responses to the abortion ban.

In the name of objective reporting, why did you intentionally leave out the pro-life side of the story?

This story was a blatant attempt to advocate abortion rights. It was subjective, one-sided, and belonged on the Op-Ed page or as an advertorial, not on the front page.

In the story, you talked about NOW and quoted both the president/CEO of the National Abortion Federation and the ACLU's public education editor.

Shame on you for putting this story on the cover. If it's so important, give us a balanced article! My goodness, I thought of all places, stories in PRWeek would be nicely researched and objective.

If everyone at PRWeek is pro-choice, that's your decision (and another issue entirely). But at least have the decency to keep your objectivity.

I now expect you to write a one-sided pro-life story, and give it the same respect as you did the pro-choice article.

Robert Blodgett
President of CRVisions Communications

Lagrant merits spotlight

Thank you for writing about the Lagrant Foundation and for creating awareness about the funding challenges nonprofits face in today's ever-changing business environment.

Kim Hunter has been a great source of inspiration to me as a PR pro. I've learned so much from him. As a past contributor to the Lagrant Foundation, I was saddened by the initial article, but was happy to see that Tyco reconsidered its decision in the latter piece.

While I can't match that level of funding, this served as a reminder for me to once again renew my commitment to the foundation. Lagrant does great work, as reflected by the many other contributors that support it, and it brings hope to minority communications and journalism students across the US.

In like manner, I take this opportunity to congratulate Tyco for reversing its action and for creating environments of opportunity for future communications professionals.

Marco Antonio Gonzales
PR director, The Americas
Herbalife International
Century City, CA

Corrections
Our March 13 story on Dubai Ports World incorrectly suggested that APCO Worldwide was the strategic lead on the DP World case in the US. DP World's international PR counsel was Tim Ryan of Bell-Pottinger UK. Crisis and media relations are handled by Andrew Rice and Mark Dennis of Cuestamar Associates. Exelar provided war-room logistics and information-management capabilities.

A February 27 news brief should have stated that parents pay a fee to store umbilical cord blood at Cryo-Cell International's stem cell bank. Cord blood is not donated. PRWeek regrets the errors.

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