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Abstract

This case study is intended to serve either as a subject for seminar discussion or as the basis of a case study examination and is suited to students of Media, Public Relations, Personnel Management, etc. The case relates to the problems faced by a council-owned and staffed theatre in a town in South West England. Principal problems relate to under-funding, stress and over-work, lack of staff motivation because of the former, together with problems caused by personality/political clashes between local councillors. Ethical and racial problems are also brought into the discussion. The purpose of this case study is to increase student awareness that problems such as this theatre faces cannot be solved simply. They are encouraged also to think about racial problems, journalistic ethics and problems arising from homophobia. It is a media case study.
Size:
Medium
Other setting(s):
1994

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Abstract

This case study is intended to serve either as a subject for seminar discussion or as the basis of a case study examination and is suited to students of Media, Public Relations, Personnel Management, etc. The case relates to the problems faced by a council-owned and staffed theatre in a town in South West England. Principal problems relate to under-funding, stress and over-work, lack of staff motivation because of the former, together with problems caused by personality/political clashes between local councillors. Ethical and racial problems are also brought into the discussion. The purpose of this case study is to increase student awareness that problems such as this theatre faces cannot be solved simply. They are encouraged also to think about racial problems, journalistic ethics and problems arising from homophobia. It is a media case study.

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Size:
Medium
Other setting(s):
1994

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