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Blog #8–Marisa Pooley

After much anticipation, Peter Forsberg has rejoined the Colorado Avalanche. On February 7th, 2011, Forsberg announced that “if nothing went wrong in practice, [I] would talk to Greg. Later in the day on February 6th, Peter Forsberg talked to Avs’ General Manager, Greg Sherman to draft and sign a contract.  Forsberg spent three years out of the NHL, but has now returned to Denver. He helped to win the Stanley Cup in 1996 and again in 2001. Needless to say, Denverites and avid Avalanche fans are ecstatic for Forsberg’s return. The Associated Press released and modified it’s article all weekend as the fans’ excitement swelled. The article, “Peter Forsberg’s Avalanche debut may be delayed by visa issues,” by Terri Frei on February seventh, suggested different information than the Associated Press.  It says that Forsberg has indeed signed the contract, but has yet to be allowed to travel with the team due to Visa issues. Forsberg has spent parts of the last three years in Sweden, his home nation. He now is lacking an American Visa, a necessity to travel with the team. Colorado coach Joe Sacco and Forsberg are both hopeful that the necessary papers will be available in the next few days, however. The team is hoping that he will be able to join them in Phoenix later this week. Regardless, Peter Forsberg is definitely back with the Avalanche and will be welcomed back to Denver by eager fans. The article by the Associated Press was well written and was very detailed. It was more interesting to read and seemed more valid. The quotes seemed to not be skewed or infused with the author’s bias, but The Denver Post article seemed more up-to-date. They had the latest news on Forsberg’s status as a member of the team.


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  1. tessdoez
    February 20, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    It seems you have missed the point of this assignment, since the AP is not a PR agency. Please focus less on the content of the article you have chosen and answer the questions posed in the assignment. The key is finding a press release from a public relations department that was turned into a “news” article, and discussing the ethical ramifications of this practice with reference to how the textbook describes it. Please rewrite for credit and email me (tessdoez@gmail.com) when you have posted your changes.

    • marisap1492
      February 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm


      I am confused by this grade, especially since this specific blog was brought up in class as a good example. I do not see any questions posed in the assignment, so I am still unsure how to rewrite this. Could you give me more information on how you want me to rewrite this.


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