Public Policy and Media Organizations

Public Policy and Media Organizations

by Caroline Kamau, David Berry

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472404343
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David Berry is an academic and writer at Southampton Solent University, UK. David has published five books to date and his most recent, Revisiting the Frankfurt School: Essays on Culture, Media and Theory, was published in 2012. David is Chief Editor of the International Journal of Radical Mass Media Criticism at

Caroline Kamau completed her PhD at the University of Kent, UK, in 2005. After working as a postdoctoral research associate in Kent for a year, Kamau was an adjunct lecturer at Florida State University's London centre. She was then a lecturer in psychology at Southampton Solent University, UK, for 5 years. Kamau is a lecturer in organizational psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research focuses on group processes.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part I Theorizing Public Policy and News Media Representations: Introduction: some notes on public policy and media; Political philosophy; Public policy; News media representations and discourse of public policy. Part II Group Processes and the Media as a Referee in Public Policy-Making: Introduction: why group processes matter; When the common good is not so common: group identity motives in public policy-making; Why and when media organizations referee public policy decision-making; Group processes among media workers, faulty decision-making processes and effects on public opinion about policy; References; Index.

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