Corruption in the media

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Using a general model of corruption that explains and accounts for corruption across professions and institutions, this chapter will examine how certain practices in the media, especially in areas where journalism, advertising and public relations regularly intersect and converge, can be construed as instances of corruption. It will be argued that such corruption, as in the case of cash-for-comment scandals, advertorials, infomercials, and infotainment, as well as public relations media releases disseminated misleadingly as journalistic opinion, is regular, ubiquitous, and systematic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe handbook of business and corruption
Subtitle of host publicationCross-sectoral experiences
EditorsMichael S. Asländer, Sarah Hudson
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781786354457, 9781787148970
ISBN (Print)9781786354464
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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