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Alternate title:The public relations industry unspun
Summary:Tracks the development of the public relations (PR) industry from early efforts to win popular American support for World War I to the role of crisis management in controlling damage to corporate images. The video analyzes the tools public relations professionals use to shift our perceptions, including as an example the coordinated PR campaign to slip genetically engineered food past public scrutiny. Features commentary by PR Watch founder John Stauber, author of the book of the same name, as well as by cultural scholars Mark Crispin Miller and Stuart Ewen.
Description:Contents: PR industry -- Roots in conflict -- Not local, not news -- Third party advocacy -- Selling wars -- Controlling damage and managing crisis -- Silencing debate.
Creator:Robb, Margo
Contributor:Stauber, John C. (John Clyde), 1953-
Miller, Mark Crispin
Ewen, Stuart
Goodman, Amy, 1957-
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Corporations -- Public relations -- United States
Industrial publicity -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Public relations firms -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
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