Communications Question


Locate a current events or news article via the Internet, detailing a public agency’s attempt to ensure public involvement. Examples could include the purchase of a large-scale item or real property, the hiring of additional officers, the building of new police station, or the purchase of tasers for all officers.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper which includes the following:

  • Describe the issue.
  • What attempts by the agency were made to incorporate public involvement?
  • Who from the public agency was involved with the project?
  • Over what time frame did this occur?
  • What barriers existed if any?
  • Any overall success or failure documented in the article.
  • Describe whether or not you agree with the agency and their approach.
  • Whether or not social media played a role in the involvement.
  • If you were the head of a public agency how formal would you have your public information personnel be?
  • Is there room for information communication in government?
  • When is the Internet and social media involvement a concern?

Cite at least one source other than the textbook.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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