The New Latin of Lobbying

The research column of the practitioner magazine Kommunikasjon is published (sorry, only in Norwegian). I am writing about how typical outsider strategies of using the media channel, now is used by insiders as well.

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Constructing and Negotiating

Presenting the keynote “The Rhetorical Act of Corporate Social Responsibility: Constructing and Negotiating” at the ECREA Organisational and Strategic Communication Section Conference 2018 in Malaga, Spain. Again, flying the flag of rhetoric and making three points: CSR rhetoric is constitutive, dialogic and situational.

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May in Prague

Robert L. Heath and I have had our paper Ethical grounds for public relations as organizational rhetoric accepted for presentation at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). In Prague, we will discus how  public relations practitioners can communicate ethically and what the positive social contribution of public relations as organizational rhetoric can be. These recurring questions are discussed with the starting point in rhetorical theory. The paper adds the notions of fairness and rhetorical citizenship, as well as agnostic theory to the discussion. Taken together, the paper thus contributes to the further development of ethical grounding for public relations as a form of organizational rhetoric.

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Lobbying and Democracy

What is the role of communication in relation to lobbying and democracy? Will be putting together a postconference at the 2018 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Prague. A CFP is issued with a deadline of December 15 for abstract submission. The best papers from the conference will appear in a special issue of Journal of Public Affairs. The postconference is sponsored by The Department of Marketing Communication and PR, Charles University in Prague; The Public Diplomacy Interest Group of ICA (main ICA sponsor); The Public Relations Division of ICA, The Political Communication Division of ICA; and The Network for Public affairs and Lobbying of the European Public Relations Research and Education Association (EUPRERA).

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EUPRERA papers from 2016

Finally! Some of the best papers from last year’s EUPRERA Congress have been published. Electronic version out on the opening of this year’s conference in London. If you are a member of EUPRERA please be on the look out for the discount code. We are talking 70 percent….

INTRODUCTION

1. EDUCATING SOCIETY’S FUTURE PR PRACTITIONERS: AN EXPLORATION OF ‘PREPAREDNESS’ AS A QUALITATIVE INDICATOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION PERFORMANCE

2. CONTEXTUALISING CHANGE IN PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANISATIONS

3. WHEN A NATION’S LEADER IS UNDER SIEGE: MANAGING PERSONAL REPUTATION AND ENGAGING IN PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

4. TOWARDS A SOCIETAL DISCOURSE WITH THE GOVERNMENT? A COMPARATIVE CONTENT ANALYSIS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION BY THE BRITISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS 2011-2015

5. LESSONS LEARNED: COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN TRANSITION

6. SECRETS OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

7. SOCIAL MEDIA: THE DIALOGUE MYTH? HOW ORGANISATIONS USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE

8. CLARIFYING SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES IN ORGANISATIONAL DECISION MAKING – PERCEPTIONS OF FINNISH COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONALS

9. CRISIS, RESPONSE, REPUTATION, ACTOR, AND CONTEXT: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY STUDY OF KEY CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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