Migration between Politics, Journalism and PR New Conditions for Power, Citizenship and Democracy?
In this article we present a preliminary theoretical background and some empirical findings concerning a migrating trend between the fields of politics, PR and journalism: one day a political reporter, the next a communication officer; one day a PR consultant, the next a state secretary. To understand contemporary politics one must, we argue, comprehend the convergence between three fields of power holders that together form the realm of politics and communication: elite politicians, elite political reporters and elite communication/PR officers. Together, they form a communication elite that sets the parameters for the public discourse on politics. When politics is produced and constructed in, and through, social networks formed by elite agents from politics, journalism and PR, what does this mean for how democracy is worked out and what does it mean for citizenship in general?
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordicom
Nordicom Review. 35 Special issue. p. 141-153
Orgeret, Kristin Skare
article, peer reviewed scientific