Jane Wilson

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Good Journalism Needs Freedom and Accountability

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (15:45)

Any position on the future regulation of the press must draw on the long history and association between free speech and democratic participation. Without a culture in which journalism can hold power to account, democracy is only half made.

For public relations, this freedom is also the bedrock of our...

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Can Barclays Rebuild the Trust Deficit?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2012 | (00:00)

Barclays new Chief Executive Antony Jenkins has highlighted restoring trust and reputation as a priority claiming that if the bank "serves customers and clients in a way that is socially useful, then we will rebuild that trust."

You get the reputation you deserve, because you are judged on what you...

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Wikipedia by Numbers Can Be Misleading

(3) Comments | Posted 15 June 2012 | (15:17)

PR Week ran an article this week that reported on the EthicalWiki's report 'Brands on Wikipedia by the Numbers'. The report claims that 85% of brands on Wikipedia are poorly represented and the US consultancy behind it has called for brand managers to...

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PR: If You Want to Understand Wikipedia, Become a Wikipedian

(4) Comments | Posted 15 May 2012 | (14:45)

In February I wrote about the real opportunity that the 'dark arts' scandal around Wikipedia offered - to build mutual understanding between the public relations community and Wikipedian community worldwide. Since then, the question of the most appropriate way to engage with audiences through Wikipedia has become a global conversation....

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Only Professionals Should be Trusted to Lobby

(0) Comments | Posted 29 March 2012 | (12:56)

The Sunday Times party funding investigation is being wrongly conflated into a lobbying scandal by leader writers and others who see this as a good opportunity to keep up the pressure on the public affairs profession, which they either misunderstand or don't like.

It does not seem to matter that...

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Influence Should Be Earned Not Bought

(5) Comments | Posted 26 March 2012 | (17:35)

David Cameron said that he thought the next big political scandal after MPs' expenses would involve lobbying. Sadly, but one might say predictably, the next big political scandal has involved a party fundraiser attempting to encourage a company to give money in return for access to policymakers. The Sunday Times...

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Wikipedia: the real public relations opportunity

(1) Comments | Posted 6 February 2012 | (04:00)

It is a neat irony that the furore surrounding public relations agencies who have been editing Wikipedia presents our profession with a classic public relations opportunity.

Wikipedia is the world's fifth most-read website. It is an online encyclopaedia with over 20 million articles and often the first port of call...

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Real Trust Must Be Actively Earned

(1) Comments | Posted 29 January 2012 | (23:00)

Sometimes the values that we pursue in public relations can put wider social and economic issues into context. Trust is one of those values.

Britain's economy shrank in the last quarter of 2011 by slightly more than expected as manufacturing slowed down an already very slow economic recovery. The CBI...

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Long Awaited Lobbying Consultation From Government

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2012 | (09:35)

The long awaited consultation document on the promised statutory register of lobbyists has been published. This week, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is contacting individual members of our Public Affairs Group to seek their views on the questions it raises.

My first reaction is that government...

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