Monthly Archives: February 2015

Separating manufactured outrage from real issues

Social media has proved a powerful tool for raising legitimate issues onto the public agenda. But it has also facilitated a flood of confected issues and manufactured outrage. Identifying the difference between the two is now an emerging challenge for issue … Continue reading

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Celebrities blur fact and fiction in issue management

The State of New York has officially banned the controversial practice of “fracking” to exploit deep deposits of shale gas.  However, is it a triumph for objective science or for the power of celebrity? In a case which has implications … Continue reading

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