Accession Number:

ADA229657

Title:

A Public Relations Model for the Department of Defense During Combat Contingencies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine the most appropriate model of public relations for the Department of Defense to use during combat contingencies. First Amendment issues regrading right to access by the media and pertinent Supreme Court rulings were examined. Media-military relations during World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Grenada and Panama Invasions were discussed. The study concluded that the adoption of a two-way symmetric model of public relations is best suited to serve the needs of the military while assisting the media fulfill its obligation to inform the American people. Keywords Department of Defense, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Public relations, Media, Censorship, Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE