Controversial list of PR professionals removed from journalist blog

Freelance journalist Kevin Braddock has decided to remove a controversial list of PR professionals he posted on his blog, after he claimed they inundated him with emails.

Journalist blog: list of PROs
Journalist blog: list of PROs

Braddock named and shamed an extensive list of PROs who he said had sent him irrelevant press releases, after he requested that he be removed from their distribution lists.

The blog drew attention from journalists and PROs alike and was quickly flagged up on social networking site Twitter.

Braddock decided to remove the blog yesterday afternoon after hundreds of comments were posted underneath.

Speaking to PRWeek, Braddock said: ‘It wasn't something I felt I could adjudicate on. I posted the blog because it's a problem that many journalists have. I've since been contacted by people on the list who have apologised.'

He added: ‘The comments that were posted underneath included journalists and PR professionals agreeing with me. But some were nasty comments, including people accusing me of persecuting PROs. The issue is about the relationship between journalists and PROs, rather than me and these specific PR professionals.'


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