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Public Interest as Discourse Shaped at the Crossroads between Professional Values and Organizations in Communication Industries

Nicoleta-Elena Apostol ()
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Nicoleta-Elena Apostol: University of Bucharest

Revista Romana de Jurnalism si Comunicare - Romanian Journal of Journalism and Communication, 2014, issue 3, pages 38-45

Abstract: This paper argues that a route one might take to explore the concept of public interest in the communication industries is to approach it in terms of a discourse which can be structured by both professionals and organizations active in this sector. In the first part of the paper, I provide an overview on the literature that tackles the connection between professions and public interest, and afterwards I contextualize the discussion in the field of communication industries. Then, I suggest that the relation between professionals involved in the communication industries and organizations should be reframed, to avoid polarization, and I propose to investigate discursively the shaping of public interest in this occupational field.

Keywords: Public interest; professions; communication industries; discourse. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Y8 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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