Sledzik’s Theory on the new social media They’re not so new… not in theory!
Grunig & Hunt’s 4 Models of Public Relations Practice (1983)
Adapted from http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Fall99/Westbrook/models.htm Press agentry/ publicity model One-way Communication Uses persuasion & manipulation to influence Public Information model One-way communication Uses publicity and other one-way techniques to distribute information. Public relations practitioner operates as "journalist in residence.” Two-way asymmetrical model Two-way unbalanced communication Uses persuasion and manipulation based on research to influence audience and bring about desired behaviors. Research is NOT to learn how it publics feel about the organization, but simply to help position persuasive messages. Two-way symmetrical model Two-way communication Uses communication to negotiate with publics, resolve conflict, and promote mutual understanding and respect between the organization and its public(s).
“ The versatile open-source application can direct data traffic for a giant corporation as easily as it can manage a home Wi-Fi network… Vyatta’s router will cost about a fifth the price of comparable models from big networking equipment makers such as Cisco Systems.”