In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general public) is the totality of such groupings. This is a different concept to the sociological concept of the Öffentlichkeit or public sphere. The concept of a public has also been defined in political science, psychology, marketing, and advertising. In public relations and communication science, it is one of the more ambiguous concepts in the field. Although it has definitions in the theory of the field that have been formulated from the early 20th century onwards, it has suffered in more recent years from being blurred, as a result of conflation of the idea of a public with the notions of audience, market segment, community, constituency, and stakeholder.

The name "public" originates with the Latin publicus (also poplicus), from populus, and in general denotes some mass population ("the people") in association with some matter of common interest. So in political science and history, a public is a population of individuals in association with civic affairs, or affairs of office or state. In social psychology, marketing, and public relations, a public has a more situational definition.John Dewey defined (Dewey 1927) a public as a group of people who, in facing a similar problem, recognize it and organize themselves to address it. Dewey's definition of a public is thus situational: people organized about a situation. Built upon this situational definition of a public is the situational theory of publics by James E. Grunig (Grunig 1983), which talks of nonpublics (who have no problem), latent publics (who have a problem), aware publics (who recognize that they have a problem), and active publics (who do something about their problem).

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Capital gears up for Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations

Urdu Point 25 Sep 2023
The day will be marked through taking out a Milad processions by the people across the federal capital ... The day which has been declared as a public holiday by the government will be dawned with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salutes in provincial capitals to pay homages to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)....

£35m creative investment fund launched

The Business Desk 25 Sep 2023
Between 2012-17, Creative UK invested £20 million in public funds into creative companies, achieving a 99% loan repayment rate, a three year business survival rate of 83% (compared to a national average of 60%), and generating an additional £4 of private capital for every £1 of public money....

Xiong'an personnel transition progressing

China Daily 25 Sep 2023
... to provide public services for relocated personnel from Beijing ... According to the new area's public service bureau, the funding standards for medical insurance are consistent with those in Beijing for relocated personnel, which in some cases are even higher than in the capital....

Aditya Birla Finance launches ₹2,000 crore NCD public issue

Business Line 25 Sep 2023
Aditya Birla Finance Limited, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Capital Limited, is set to launch its inaugural public issue of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs), aiming to raise up to ₹2,000 crore ... Aditya Birla Capital raises ₹3,000 crore from marquee investors and promoter group....

School pairing benefits relocated workers

China Daily 25 Sep 2023
... related to public welfare," he said, adding that he also has a 7-month-old daughter ... Xiong'an Xuanwu Hospital, supported by Xuanwu Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University, will open to the public in the near future, according to the area's administrative committee....

Asiamoney names URC as top consumer staples firm

Manila Bulletin 25 Sep 2023
This was the result of the Asia’s Outstanding Poll 2023 by Asiamoney, one of Asia’s leading financial publication. It is a top source of news, commentaries and data services for international capital markets.Asiamoney, one of Asia’s leading financial publications has, for a third year in a row, named Universal Robina Corp....

The Housing Crisis and Migrant Crisis Are Exasperated by Capitalism

Scheerpost 25 Sep 2023
Both the “migrant crisis” and “housing crisis” are crises created and exacerbated by capitalism ... The housing crisis is a crisis of capitalism, one that capitalist politicians and the state uphold and defend ... Since under capitalism, housing is not a basic human right, landlords are free to do what they please....

Aviva to buy AIG's UK life insurance business for $563 million

Reuters 25 Sep 2023
Blanc said the deal would strengthen the FTSE 100 company's position in an attractive market and help position it for "capital-light growth" ... AIG took Corebridge public in September last year, in a share offering that raised $1.7 billion ... DealscategoryRenk IPO aims for market capitalization of up to 1.8 bln euros....

Chavda Infra shares hit 5% lower circuit after listing at 40% premium on NSE SME

Live Mint 25 Sep 2023
... book-running lead manager is Beeline Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd, while Chavda Infra IPO registrar is Kfin Technologies Ltd.The listed industry peers of the company are PSP Projects Ltd and Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd.Exciting news! Mint is now on WhatsApp Channels .rocket....

Small city ends bus service for microtransit

The Bismarck Tribune 25 Sep 2023
Then he spotted one of the public vans and dialed the phone number posted in a rear window ... The first city to sign a public contract with Via was the Texas capital of Austin, where certain corridors were adequately served by city buses but others were considered transit deserts....

BridgeBio Pharma Announces $250 Million Private Placement Equity Financing

Enid News & Eagle 25 Sep 2023
- BridgeBio anticipates this raise, coupled with several less dilutive financings available to the Company, fully capitalizes the Company to profitability ... TD Cowen, Mizuho, and KKR Capital Markets LLC are acting as joint placement agents for the PIPE financing ... cost of capital.”....

Dabur promoter Burman family announces Rs 2,116 cr open offer for 26% stake in Religare

Indian Express 25 Sep 2023
... offer for acquisition of up to 90,042,541 fully paid-up equity shares of face value of Rs 10 each from the public shareholders of the company representing 26 per cent of the expanded voting share capital of the firm, at a price of Rs 235 per unit, REL said in a regulatory filing....

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