"We pay more money and attention to our stars and athletes than anyone else in this country, while people in nobler roles and professions struggle for funding, income, and recognition. No public relations campaign in the world could motivate millions of Americans to watch an awards show for them. Perhaps we should pause to think about where our societal priorities lie, or at least ponder the question of why we give so much greater value to our celebrities and their achievements than to anyone else."
That's the closing paragraph from a blog a friend just told me about. The writer is Jeff Morosoff, an assistant professor and director of the graduate program in public relations at Hofstra University, and his blog is "Public Relations Nation."
As millions of us tune in to watch The Oscars tonight, Jeff's words are worth considering, to put the awards -- with all their glitz and glamour -- into proper perspective.
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