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Spin Wars & Spy Games
This eye-opening narrative transforms our understanding of why countries like Russia and China invest heavily in their news media, and how the Global News Network framework operates in conjunction with state strategy and diplomatic sensitivity. Profoundly meticulous and insightful, this seminal work on the current state of transnational journalism gives readers a first-hand look at how global media powers shape policy and morph the public's consumption of information.
Kounalakis and Laufer, hosts of a nationally syndicated radio program and authors of a regular feature in Washington Monthly, present conversations with a diverse selection of leading policy and opinion leaders. These well-known personalities from across the ideological spectrum propose solutions to problems and conflicts vexing America as it heads into the 2008 election. purchase from amazon here
Discover a new, strategic brand of corporate communication that cuts through today's Dilbert-esque cynicism to engage workforces, manage constant change, and align organizations. In Beyond Spin, three experts detail the techniques of corporate journalism--an ingenious communications model that hinges on open, accurate, and strategically weighted reporting inside a corporation. With practical guidelines and real-world examples from S.G.I, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, and other corporations, Beyond Spin helps you equip your company with this powerful new standard of communication--one that makes the most of every communications vehicle to keep your company aligned, nimble, innovative, and fiercely competitive. purchase from amazon here
Defying Gravity: the Making of Newton
A unique documentation of a real-life Silicon Valley suspense story--the creation of Newton, Apple's futuristic palmtop "personal digital assistant." As there are no business books on the market with this unique pairing of fine art-quality photography and novelistic prose, this book cuts across audience borders, attracting high-tech professionals, computer enthusiasts, and business people.
Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance
Each section of this report offers its own recommendations for responding to China’s influence seeking activities in ways that will enhance the transparency of relationships, defend the integrity of American democratic institutions, and grant American individuals and institutions greater access in China that equates with the degree of access afforded Chinese counterparts in the United States.
Can Public Diplomacy Survive the Internet? Bots, Echo Chambers, and Disinformation ...
Scientific progress continues to accelerate, and while we've witnessed a revolution in communication technologies in the past ten years, what proceeds in the next ten years may be far more transformative. It may also be extremely disruptive, challenging long held conventions behind public diplomacy (PD) programs and strategies. In order to think carefully about PD in this ever and rapidly changing communications space, the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) convened a group of private sector, government, and academic experts at Stanford University's Hoover Institution to discuss the latest trends in research on strategic communication in digital spaces. The results of that workshop, refined by a number of follow-on interviews and discussions, are included in this report.
The Hard Truth About Soft Power
Kounalakis and Simonyi outline the difficulty soft power has experienced in gaining an upper hand over the preference to use hard power. Soft power is a concept that has been in play for centuries but only recently has it been seen to carry enough gravity to be used in the form of effective public diplomacy campaigns. The authors also include a spectral framework for when soft power can be used and how soft power has played out in certain situations regarding foreign policy. A framework for soft power is seen as crucial to understanding when it can be used by governments for decision-making and policy analysis. In this piece, the authors attempt to explain these complexities and argue for a change in both perception and practice of the modern-day expression of soft power in unexpected and, at times, unorthodox ways.