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News, Public Relations and Power
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News, Public Relations and Power

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April 2003 | 188 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Introducing theoretical ideas and the latest empirical findings in this fast-developing field of media communication scholarship and study News, Public Relations and Power has contributions from leading international researchers who address issues such as: the rapid growth of public relations and its impact on news production; state information management strategies in times of internal political dissent; political parties and mediated `spin' conducted at national and local levels; the historically changing nature of war journalism; and tabloid television and forms of cultural representation. The book begins with Simon Cottle's introduction which sets out the key ideas and approaches in the field.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Simon Cottle
News, Public Relations and Power
Mapping the Field

 
 
PART TWO: PROMOTIONAL TIMES: THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Aeron Davis
Public Relations and News Sources
 
PART THREE: SOURCE FIELDS: DOMINANT INTERESTS
Bob Franklin
`A Good Day to Bury Bad News'
Journalists, Sources and the Packaging of Politics

 
Philip M Taylor
Journalism under Fire
The Reporting of War and International Crises

 
Gadi Wolfsfeld
The Political Contest Model
 
PART FOUR: SOURCE FIELDS: CHALLENGERS
David Deacon
Non-Governmental Organizations and the Media
Alison Anderson
Environmental Activism and News Media
 
PART FIVE: MEDIATING REPRESENTATION AND PARTICIPATION
John Langer
Tabloid Television and News Culture
Access and Representation

 
Simon Cottle
Journalism and Deliberative Democracy
Mediating Communicative Action

 

For anyone interested in the nature of PR's relationship with the media, this is a useful resource which provides a backdrop for your study

Mr Adrian Roxan
Arts, Computing, Eng'g & Sciences, Sheffield Hallam University
August 13, 2013

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