|Appears in Collections:||Communications, Media and Culture Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||President of state in face of mortality: Exploring implications of Drnovšek’s radical shift on media, public relations and relationships between the two|
|Keywords:||Death and dying|
|Citation:||Jelen-Sanchez A (2015) President of state in face of mortality: Exploring implications of Drnovšek’s radical shift on media, public relations and relationships between the two. Public Relations Inquiry, 4 (2), pp. 181-200. https://doi.org/10.1177/2046147X15582286|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this article is to explore the influence a radical transformation of a politician facing mortality has on public relations, media and relationships between the two, focusing on the case of former Slovenian President Janez Drnovšek, who towards the end of his mandate transformed from a conventional, pragmatic politician to a New Age critical spiritual leader. Drawing on grounded theory approach, 12 qualitative interviews with journalists and Drnovšek's political advisers were conducted. The results show that while the opinions and perceptions of Drnovšek's change differed significantly between political advisers and journalists with the former neutralising it and the latter emphasising it, the methods of communication and relationships between them somewhat surprisingly remained the same, indicating their endurance and resistance to a radical political transformation in the process of public dying. What changed were Drnovšek himself and his ‘private' style of communication with the media, and journalistic routines, resulting in amplified media coverage of an unconventional and ‘loopy' President.|
|Rights:||Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Public Relations Inquiry May 2015 vol. 4 no. 2 181-200 by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://pri.sagepub.com/content/4/2/181.short|
|STORRE_Jelen_President of State.pdf||Fulltext - Accepted Version||901.2 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.