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Transparency, public relations, and the mass media [electronic resource] : combating the hidden influences in news coverage worldwide /
Katerina Tsetsura and Dean Kruckeberg.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2017.
description
104 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780415884242 (alk. paper)
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New York : Routledge, 2017.
isbn
9780415884242 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
An incomplete truth -- Multiple truths -- Media practice or media bribery? conceptual and theoretical considerations and implications -- Dispelling the myths of the ethical significance and validity of the concept of cultural relativism and the need for cultural tolerance in combatting media bribery worldwide -- The global study of media transparency -- Professional communities against media bribery -- A normative theory of media bribery.
catalogue key
11154957
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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This work is about media transparency and good-faith attempts of honesty by both the sources and the gate-keepers of news and other information that the mass media present as being unbiased. Specifically, this book provides a theoretical framework for understanding media transparency and its antithesis - media opacity.
Main Description
This book is about media transparency and good-faith attempts of honesty by both the sources and the gate-keepers of news and other information that the mass media present as being unbiased. Specifically, this book provides a theoretical framework for understanding media transparency and its antithesis--media opacity--by analyzing extensive empirical data that the authors have collected from more than 60 countries throughout the world. The practice of purposeful media opacity, which exists to greater or lesser extents worldwide, is a powerful hidden influencer of the ostensibly impartial media gate-keepers whose publicly perceived role is to present news and other information based on these gate-keepers " perception of this information "s truthfulness. Empirical data that the authors have collected globally illustrate the extent of media opacity practices worldwide and note its pervasiveness in specific regions and countries. The authors examine, from multiple perspectives, the complex question of whether media opacity should be categorically condemned as being universally inappropriate and unethical or whether it should be accepted ”or at least tolerated ”in some situations and environments.
Main Description
This book is about media transparency and good-faith attempts of honesty by both the sources and the gate-keepers of news and other information that the mass media present as being unbiased. Specifically, this book provides a theoretical framework for understanding media transparency and its antithesis--media opacity--by analyzing extensive empirical data that the authors have collected from more than 60 countries throughout the world. The practice of purposeful media opacity, which exists to greater or lesser extents worldwide, is a powerful hidden influencer of the ostensibly impartial media gate-keepers whose publicly perceived role is to present news and other information based on these gate-keepers' perception of this information's truthfulness. Empirical data that the authors have collected globally illustrate the extent of media opacity practices worldwide and note its pervasiveness in specific regions and countries. The authors examine, from multiple perspectives, the complex question of whether media opacity should be categorically condemned as being universally inappropriate and unethical or whether it should be accepted'”or at least tolerated'”in some situations and environments.
Table of Contents
Truth
Truth is Essential in Democratic Societies, but again What is Truth?
We View Truth Through Unique Lenses and from Multiple Sources
The Mass Media Have a Critical Role in Presenting Truth
The Public Relations Practitioner Likewise Has a Critical Role in Presenting Truth
Media Practice or Media Opacity?
Mass Media Opacity-Global Data about Media Practices
Bribery in National and Regional Traditional and Online Media
Interpersonal, Intra-Organizational, and Inter-Organizational Levels of Corruption
Direct and Indirect Influences on Media
Monetary and Non-Monetary Compensations
A Normative Theory of Media Opacity
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