Findings from the 2014 European Communication Monitor study show that it’s increasingly hard to find a good work-life balance in public relations. Nor do practitioners think they’re especially well paid given the increasing challenges and demands they face. But those interviewed reported high levels of job satisfaction and said they had the respect of their clients and colleagues.
Karen Ross, Professor of Media at Northumbria University, Newcastle, recently presented evidence at a House of Lords inquiry into women, news and current affairs broadcasting. Professor Ross’s research showed that men dominate decision-making positions across many major European media organisations. Northumbria Journalism graduate, Rosie Willan, caught up with Karen to find out more about her research on this topic.
Next year sees a UK General Election and the beginning of the long run up to the US Presidential Primaries and Election with all the speculation that entails. Politics is more interesting than ever and guest editor Paula Keaveney is keen to hear from potential contributors to a special issue on political communication.