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ERIC Number: ED102610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 18
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Guidelines for the Analysis of Responsibility in Governmental Communication.
Gouran, Dennis S.
This paper discusses specific issues involving governmental conduct in communication with the public, outlines a set of conditions that frequently stimulate social interest in governmental responsibility, and develops a corresponding set of guidelines for use in the evaluation of instances of questionable governmental conduct in communication. There are seven areas of activity in which the behavior of governmental officials historically has been subject to possible indictment as irresponsible: falsification of information released to the public, classification of documents, attempts to manage the release of news, intimidation of the news media, interference with exercise of free speech, acts of political espionage, and communication disguised as something it is not. Each of the seven areas of activity is discussed at length and for each a guideline is provided which is designed to aid in the recognition of irresponsible behavior by government officials. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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