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The media and leadership: An exploratory study of Howard and Costello

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article explores the proposition that the Australian federal Press Gallery operates as a pack and, as such, engages in feeding frenzies when presented with a major story. It uses framing analysis to argue that while the gallery can act as a Pack, even when the journalists have to work independently to obtain the background needed for a story, this does not mean that a feeding frenzy takes place. In fact it argues that Gallery journalists can act as âÂÂwise headsâ and potentially calm an issue down, rather than beat it up for their own purposes.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Tanner, S. J.. "The media and leadership: An exploratory study of Howard and Costello." Pacific Journalism Review 14 .1 (2008): 115-130.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/222

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 130

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This article explores the proposition that the Australian federal Press Gallery operates as a pack and, as such, engages in feeding frenzies when presented with a major story. It uses framing analysis to argue that while the gallery can act as a Pack, even when the journalists have to work independently to obtain the background needed for a story, this does not mean that a feeding frenzy takes place. In fact it argues that Gallery journalists can act as âÂÂwise headsâ and potentially calm an issue down, rather than beat it up for their own purposes.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Tanner, S. J.. "The media and leadership: An exploratory study of Howard and Costello." Pacific Journalism Review 14 .1 (2008): 115-130.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/222

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 130

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 1