Quantifying Government Media Relations in Queensland

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Title Quantifying Government Media Relations in Queensland
Author Pearson, Mark; McLean, Hamish
Journal Name Public Communication Review
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher University of Technology, Sydney
Abstract This article draws upon historical and contemporary data to attempt to identify key issues in government media relations and to discuss the processes and challenges involved in attempting to quantify the expenditure on this activity in Queensland in the modern era. A combination of investigative journalism and academic research methods have been used to position Queensland Government media relations as a practice and to gauge expenditure, staffing, and cost to the taxpayer. The Electoral and Administrative Review Commission‟s Report on Review of Government Media and Information Services was the first comprehensive measure of such costs and since then only some insights were offered by Premiers Beattie and Bligh in 2006 and 2008 in response to parliamentary questions on notice. This article reviews these costs, canvasses expert estimates of the real cost of government media relations and debates some of the competing interests at stake.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/pcr/article/view/1636
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author.
Volume 1
Issue Number 2
Page from 18
Page to 32
ISSN 1837-0667
Date Accessioned 2012-02-27
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Communication Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44995
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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