Military PR officers embedded inside newsrooms

How’d you like to spend a year inside a big city newsroom? According to a report on Yahoo’s new website, The Upshot , the Chicago Tribune , CNNMoney, and several smaller news outlets hosted public affairs officers from the Marine Corps. It was part of a government program that allowed servicemen and -women to work in the private sector. That program ended in 2004. While CNN insisted that the officers worked outside the editorial operation, the officers at the Tribune rotated through the newsr…

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