As I mentioned in a previous posts, for their final paper of the course my NYU students chose from one of these alternative themes Themes for final paper.doc…
As I had anticipated, many of them (approximately half) chose the third theme which was:
Public relations and mainstream media: the situation as it appears to you today.
Media relations or relationships with journalists?
Why are the two roles interrelated and why are their relationships so tense?
And now, with the advent of social media, blogs and citizen journalism… what will happen to this relationship?
When I will find the time I will try a comparative analysis of the various papers received, but in the meantime you may read here Final Paper Johnson.doc the paper from Kristin Johnson which received the highest grade amongst those who selected that theme. Good reading.