Have you heard of spin alley? I had not heard of it until I was watch the pre-debate coverage of the Oct. 7 Presidential debate on Fox News Channel. As a public relations student I was intrigued by this concept, so I did some research the next day. I found a column by Chicago Tribune columnist Phil Rosenthal. The spin room is essentially where representatives of each candidate spit information at the media saying how their candidate won the debate. Rosenthal argued that spin alley is no longer necessary because the candidate representatives just recite talking points, not on what was actually said at the debate. I agree with the statement because it serves no purpose. The media already knows the candidates talking points. Although public relations was not mentioned in the column I think the word “spin” implies it. As a future public relations professional I would not want to be associated with that word or the concept of the word. What do you think? Do you agree with Rosenthal or not? Would you work as a candidate “representative” and participate in spin alley?