I think that there should be liscensing involved in Public Relations because this makes practitioners look more professional and would give more credit to the company that is being represented. People would take the media being put out more seriously. There are laws that take part in ‘punishment’ for malpractice but there isn’t enough credit where credit is due for true practitioners. Freedom of speech concerns do come in to play when licensing is involved but the pros out way the cons in this particular situation. Public Relations is a field that is often underestimated and undervalued and I think that if there was licensing, PR would be taken seriously and the reputation of practitioners would improve drastically.

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