Public Policy and Media Organizations

Public Policy and Media Organizations

by David Berry, Caroline Kamau

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ISBN-13: 9781138274907
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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 www.fifth-estate-online.co.uk. 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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