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Are some local TV reporters getting paid for PR?

MinnPost's David Brauer raises the question in a column on former Fox 9 reporter Christine Clayburg. She now runs a communications agency that advertises consulting services by "seasoned on-camera TV journalists," many of whom "are still working in news now." Clayburg points out side gigs are common in the media industry, but providing public relations services could be a major conflict of interest for a working reporter.
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MinnPost's David Brauer raises the question in a column on former Fox 9 reporter Christine Clayburg. She now runs a communications agency that advertises consulting services by "seasoned on-camera TV journalists," many of whom "are still working in news now." Clayburg points out side gigs are common in the media industry, but providing public relations services could be a major conflict of interest for a working reporter.

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