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Cont. Public Affairs in Government. Scope of Federal Government Information. Government Agencies Congressional Efforts White House Efforts. Government Agencies. Public Affairs Officers ( PAOs ) do the daily tasks of a PR professional U.S. Department of Defense

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Scope of federal government information
Scope of Federal Government Information

  • Government Agencies

  • Congressional Efforts

  • White House Efforts


Government agencies
Government Agencies

  • Public Affairs Officers (PAOs) do the daily tasks of a PR professional

  • U.S. Department of Defense

  • Fun fact: A major operation of the Pentagon is assisting Hollywood with the production of movies. Pearl Harbor & Black Hawk Down


Congressional efforts
Congressional Efforts

  • House of Representatives & Senate

  • Main purpose = inform voters about congress

  • All members of Congress employ a press secretary


White house efforts
White House efforts

  • Obviously has the most media attention

  • Public Relations strategies

  • President’s public appearances are all about choreography (Lights, Camera, Action)

    http://current.com/groups/on-current-tv/76385062_mission-accomplished.htm


State information services
State Information Services

  • Every state provides public information services.

  • Public Information officers provide routine information to the public and the press on the policies, programs, and activities of the various state agencies.


City information services
City Information Services

  • Cities employee “information specialists” to distribute news

  • Constant flow of information about learning how to take full advantage of opportunities


Criticism of government information efforts
Criticism of Government Information Efforts

  • Between 2003 and 2006, the Bush administration spent over $1.6 billion on contracts with advertising and PR firms

  • Later, the court ruled that federal money could be spent on such communication as long as they openly acknowledge the governments role in the advertisement