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Week 9 Blog Journal: Media Relations and News

Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie

Steve Jobs versus Dennis Ritchie: Even if you invented computing language as we know it today, you can be a nobody. Image source: Facebook

Chapter 6 of Richard Stanton’s book “Media Relations” describes the relationships between PR practioners(agents),their clients, and the media(more specifically, traditional  media as opposed to citizen media). He then describes how the media , the agent, and the client each desire to fulfil a goal in the co-creation of news, and each asserts a self-motivated influence on the piece of news discourse. Stanton then proposes how the agent(PR practitioner) can work within these selfish motivations to create viable media relations: between themselves, clients, and the media. These involve the profiling of the individuals in the media and the positioning of the issues within frames such as to maximise the news angles that the media wants with the coverage that clients want. These also involved synergies the agent can leverage upon to create unique angles while maintaining the level of client satisfaction.
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Week 1 Post:A New Year, A New Semester, A New Module, A New Blog….

A New Year, A New Semester, A New Module, A New Blog….

Amongst many new things brought in after the New Year, today brought in the exciting new subject of Public Relations. While not strictly the domain of journalists such as myself and the other tengu, the subject is invariably linked to the disease plaguing journalists of the age. I refer, of course, to the five filters defined by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman to explain why journalists are mere instruments in the propaganda model. Continue reading ‘Week 1 Post:A New Year, A New Semester, A New Module, A New Blog….’



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