Essential Public Affairs for Journalists

Author: James Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199592005
Release Date: 2011-03-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Previous ed. published under title: Public affairs for journalists.

Public Affairs for Journalists

Author: James Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: IND:30000124525746
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Affairs for Journalists is a punchy and practical introduction to all aspects of central and local government. It provides journalism students with all the information they will need to cover public affairs confidently. The text starts with the emergence of Britain's constitution, the changing role of the monarchy and the origins of parliamentary democracy. It goes on to explore the roles of individual departments of state, such as the Treasury, and recent moves away from 'biggovernment' towards more commercially driven forms of public service delivery. It also looks at Britain's position in the world with chapters on the EU and IR. The second half of the book examines the evolution of the present-day council framework. It explores the complexities of local government finance and explores the roles of elected councillors, emergency services and individual departments. The book concludes by looking at the Freedom of Information Act. Public Affairs for Journalistsis accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For Students: Regular updates Web links

The Two W s of Journalism

Author: Davis "Buzz" Merritt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135704704
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this timely volume, the authors explore public affairs journalism, a practice that lies at the core of the journalism profession. They go beyond the journalistic instruction for reporting and presenting news to reflect on why journalism works the way it does. Asking current and future journalists the critical questions, "Why do we do it?" and "What are the ways of fulfilling the goals of journalism?" their discussion stimulates the examination of contemporary practice, probing the foundations of public affairs journalism. With its detailed examination of factors influencing current journalistic practice, The Two W's of Journalism complements and expands on the skills and techniques presented in reporting, editing, and news writing textbooks. The perspectives presented here facilitate understanding of the larger role journalism has in society. As such, the volume is an excellent supplemental text for reporting and writing courses, and for introductory courses on journalism. It will also offer valuable insights to practicing journalists.

Making Important News Interesting

Author: Perry Parks
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933338032
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Based on the premise that a fresh approach is needed in public affairs journalism, this guide offers real-world examples of reporting and writing that put citizens in the center of public debates, educate them on important issues, and break with convention to give energy to civic news. With dozens of exercises for both the classroom and newsroom, budding journalists get pointers on story selection and ways to use lively writing to engage readers and keep them coming back on a daily basis.

Public Affairs Reporting Now

Author: George Michael Killenberg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136033216
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyday life, no whether the issues or events arise next-door or a continent away, raises questions and concerns that the public counts on journalists to answer and, more important, confront. More than ever before, we all rely on the news media for warnings, explanations and insights. The profession - and society - cannot afford lazy, inept, uncommitted journalists. Today's reporters must learn how to cover public affairs intelligently and thoroughly. First you must learn about the institutions and people who influence the news; understanding how a legislative conference committee functions or how a trial is conducted remain important pre-requisites. But it is not enough merely to know how to report. Journalists must also understand how they see, define and influence the news. Don't be fooled by the daily dose of fluffy stories about fads, fashions or fetishes. People love to revel in celebrity gossip or fantasize about extreme makeovers. But Donald Trump's love life or the South Beach Diet don't satisfy when people worry about a home invasion in their neighborhood or a rezoning proposal to bring a Wal-Mart super center to town or a Department of Education report that their child's school scored bottom-most in reading achievement. Public Affairs Reporting Now is intended to teach you the best practices and give you the best advice for covering what's generically known as "public affairs reporting. It's a term that's neither inspiring nor precise, but it's long been a convenient way of describing the kind of news coverage that keeps people informed as citizens and keeps our institutions, public and private, focused on the public good.

Public Relations und Wirtschaftsjournalismus

Author: Torsten Knödler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322807371
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pressesprecher und Wirtschaftsjournalisten sind aufeinander angewiesen. Das Miteinander der beiden Akteursgruppen changiert dabei zwischen Duett und Duell. Doch wie verläuft die Interaktion von Pressesprechern und Wirtschaftsjournalisten wirklich? Welche Erwartungen existieren in bestimmten Situationen? Die Kernfrage lautet: Welche konkreten Erfolgs- und Risikofaktoren gibt es bei der Zusammenarbeit von Pressesprechern und Wirtschaftsjournalisten im Zeitablauf? Torsten Knödler leuchtet mit Hilfe eines innovativen Forschungsdesigns (Cross-Double-Delphi) und eines integrativen Theoriemodells (u.a. Spieltheorie, Quadrantenmodell, Intereffikationsmodell) aus, was Wirtschaftsjournalisten von Pressesprechern erwarten und umgekehrt. Dabei analysiert er die Phasen Anbahnung, Verlauf und Krise und gibt konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen.

Culture and Public Relations

Author: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136514449
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Culture and Public Relations explores the impact of culture – societal and organizational – through the global lens of public relations. Structuring the volume around three themes -- culture as an environment for public relations; the culture of PR globally; and the impact of PR on culture -- the editors bring together compelling discussions on such questions as how spirituality, religion, and culture have affected public relations, and how public relations culture has been affected by the "corporate cultures" of business enterprises. Additionally, the volume provides studies on the effect of culture on public relations practice in specific countries. With contributors from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, this collection offers international perspectives on a topic that is growing increasingly important in public relations study and practice. It is required reading for scholars, researchers, and students in public relations and also has much to offer the business discipline, for those seeking to integrate culture and communication to their practices.

Journalism Ethics

Author: Christopher Meyers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199708037
Release Date: 2010-03-17
Genre: Philosophy

Since the introduction of radio and television news, journalism has gone through multiple transformations, but each time it has been sustained by a commitment to basic values and best practices. Journalism Ethics is a reminder, a defense and an elucidation of core journalistic values, with particular emphasis on the interplay of theory, conceptual analysis and practice. The book begins with a sophisticated model for ethical decision-making, one that connects classical theories with the central purposes of journalism. Top scholars from philosophy, journalism and communications offer essays on such topics as objectivity, privacy, confidentiality, conflict of interest, the history of journalism, online journalism, and the definition of a journalist. The result is a guide to ethically sound and socially justified journalism-in whatever form that practice emerges. Journalism Ethics will appeal to students and teachers of journalism ethics, as well as journalists and practical ethicists in general.

Why I m a Journalist

Author: Aaron Chimbel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351858380
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Why be a journalist? It can be a difficult job with long hours, hard work and an uncertain future. Journalists face relentless criticism and an industry in transition. Aaron Chimbel has put together a collection of essays from working journalists who answer the question — why be a journalist? — with their personal stories of coming up, toiling in the field and writing important, career-defining stories. These journalists come from different platforms, beats and locations, offering varying accounts of the travails and rewards of being a working journalist across changing landscapes and timelines. The essays in Why I’m a Journalist offer encouragement and wisdom about the path to being a reporter, a broadcaster, an editor or a media professional. This is a collection for students interested in the field, early upstarts engaged with building their careers and seasoned pros looking to learn from their colleagues.?

Organizational Public Relations

Author: Christopher Spicer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136688171
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Public relations practitioners are often called upon to help chart their organization's strategic development, thus functioning as managerial decision makers linking the organization to its larger environment. This book is about understanding organizations, especially the role played by organizational decision making in the development and implementation of public relations programs and activities. It emphasizes the ways in which an organization's culture and decision making processes ultimately influence the success or failure of their public relations efforts. The research, case studies, and author's interpretations and suggestions explore the often confusing netherworld of organizational mindsets -- particularly as those world views affect the organization's relations with clients and other stakeholders. Understanding organizational politics is the way to understanding how and why decisions are made by the organization's dominant coalition. The primary goal of this text is to enhance our understanding of the ways in which organizations "work" -- the political process that accompanies organizational decision making. As an instrumental participant in the organizational political process, the public relations practitioner must posess knowledge and understanding of the organization's political process in order to succeed within that organization. Given the need for public relations practitioners to form coalitions, negotiate consensus, and advocate organizational interests, the political system metaphor is most approriate for understanding the relationship between organizational power and organizational public relations. This book, then, "steps back" from a focus solely on the design of public relations programs, and instead examines how the impetus for those programs emerges within the organization as a result of organizational politics in action. Its special features include: * practitioner responses at the end of each chapter providing commentary on the usefulness of the ideas presented; * sidebars from popular sources illustrating theories; * new case studies; * merging of management and organizational theory and research with communication theory and research; * a focus on external stakeholders from both an advocacy and a collaborative frame resulting in the creation of a "collaborative advocacy" framework for external communication; and * an extended examination of ethical considerations pertaining to organizational decision making and communication.

Reporting that Matters

Author: John Irby
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205434622
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Affairs Reporting offers an inclusive and diverse perspective to public affairs reporting. It expands the traditional approach to public affairs reporting beyond the mainstay of local and regional news coverage to include virtually everything that is involved in public life: from government to the arts, religion to the environment, business to law enforcement, and more. “Professional Tips” sections in each chapter provide a series of questions and answers from professional journalists.

The Institutions of American Democracy

Author: Geneva Overholser
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195172836
Release Date: 2005-05-26
Genre: Political Science

Examines the role of the press in a democracy, investigating alternative models used throughout world history to understand how the American press has evolved. This work also examines the history, identity, roles, and future of the American press, with an emphasis on topics of concern to both practitioners and consumers of American media.