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The synergy between mass-media and public management: a positive perspective for the Departments of Communication and Public Relations


  • Prodan (Mocanu) Ana-Maria

    (F.J.S.C., University of Bucharest)


The aim of this article is to emphasize the major role the departments of communication and public relations detains in the synergy process between mass-media and public institutions, starting from a series of short-circuits which have occurred in Romanian public sector and led to the misunderstanding of messages, due to an unprofessional communication. Synergy, on its basic meaning, represents a simultaneous action oriented in the same direction, which involves several agents who have the same purposes (DEI, 1999). In the present context, I define synergy as intensifying two activities with a determinant role in the proper functioning of public management which contributes, to a large extent, on informing and educating the general public. The premises I start with are that crisis situations occur because of a faulty communication department and these could be avoided if there would be a permanent and efficient relationship between mass-media and public institutions. In other words, an efficiently organized department of communication could enhance company’s activity starting from the partnership between media and public institutions. Through collaboration, both units could present advantages to be felt at the organizational, social, economic and cultural levels.

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  • Prodan (Mocanu) Ana-Maria, 2012. "The synergy between mass-media and public management: a positive perspective for the Departments of Communication and Public Relations," Manager Journal, Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, vol. 16(1), pages 24-29, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:but:manage:v:16:y:2012:i:1:p:24-29

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