Special edition of PRism: Exploring power and public relations Editors

Call for papers
Many view public relations as a “powerful” profession, one that has a privileged role in setting communication agendas, and solving problems, in business, sport, culture, and politics. So the public relations practitioner stereotype is one who wields power, holds “secrets” that help businesses survive in troubled economic times, assists celebrities work their way out of their personal crisis, and coaches people such as Rupert Murdoch and his son
James to negotiate their way through Parliamentary committee hearings.
Practitioners, or at least that variety known as media advisers and ‘spin doctors’, are often characterised as wizards possessed of potent magic to “manage the media” and thus to control the 24/7 news cycle.

Submissions for review should be sent to James Mahoney at: james.mahoney@canberra.edu.au
*              Submission deadline: 30 November 2011
*              Anticipated publication date: June 2012
Submissions for academic papers should be 5,000 words and practitioner papers between 2,500-3,000 words maximum.
Submission terms and conditions are at: http://www.prismjournal.org/sub_guide.html

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