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.

Environmental Activism and News Media

Environmental Activism and News Media

Environmental activism and news media

This chapter focuses upon the strategies used by environmental pressure groups and activists to secure news access and representation. It explores the different techniques they deploy and their attitudes towards mainstream and alternative media. The environment provides a rich field of enquiry for exploring the relationship between news sources and the media. Indeed, this was the focus of some of the first UK empirical studies to explore the potential for non-official sources to influence news agendas successfully (see Anderson 1991, 1997). Over recent decades a few powerful environmental pressure groups have become significant players in the global policy-making arena and have become very well attuned to the demands of the news media. Alongside this there has ...

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