Reconsidering the public relations professional-blogger relationship: A coorientation study

Justin A. Walden, Denise Bortree, Marcia DiStaso

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Although considerable attention has been placed on the journalist/public relations professional relationship, scholars have yet to fully investigate the blogger/public relations professional relationship. This coorientation study compares bloggers' attitudes toward the quality of their relationship with public relations professionals with the public relations professionals' attitudes about this relationship. Findings indicate that public relations professionals and bloggers have markedly different views on the relationship, most notably when it comes to trust in and satisfaction with each other. In order to reduce any confusion that may arise between these parties, it is argued that additional dialog about each party's respective intentions is needed and added transparency in this communication may give the relationship a stronger ethical grounding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-532
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Relations Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing


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