• July 2014

      Journalism and PR

      Unpacking ‘Spin’, Stereotypes, and Media Myths

      by Jim Macnamara

      The interrelationship between journalism and public relations (PR) is one of the most contentious in the field of media studies. Numerous studies have shown that 50–80 per cent of the content of mass media is significantly shaped by PR. But many editors,

    • November 2015

      Organizational Listening

      The Missing Essential in Public Communication

      by Jim Macnamara

      Organizations, which are central in contemporary industrialized and post-industrial societies, including government departments and agencies, corporations, and non-government organizations, claim to want and practice two-way communication, dialogue, and e

    • November 2013

      The 21st Century Media (R)evolution

      Emergent Communication Practices- Second Edition

      by Jim Macnamara

      The emergence of what are called ‘new media’ and ‘social media’ is one of the most discussed topics in contemporary societies. Because media and public communication are mostly analyzed within particular theoretical frameworks and within specific discipli

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