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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Aiken Horse Park Foundation receives $250,000 donation for capital campaign

The Post and Courier 06 Oct 2022
The Aiken Horse Park Foundation has received a $250,000 donation to its capital campaign, which is known as The Next Chapter ... Aiken Horse Park Foundation's capital campaign beginning public phase in effort to raise $7 million ... The Horse Park Foundation launched the public phase of its capital campaign earlier this year....

Legends League Cricket: Yusuf Pathan, Mitchell Johnson end feud; shake hands, hug each other before final

DNA India 06 Oct 2022
Yusuf Pathan and former Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson were at odds a few days ago during the India Capitals versus Bhilwara Kings qualification match on Sunday, October 2nd ... India Capitals beat Bhilwara Kings to clinch title ... The bowlers for the Kings put the Capitals on the back foot, taking four wickets for 21 runs in five overs....

What's Going On in the Grand Island area this week

The Grand Island Independent 06 Oct 2022
Capital Ave ... Capital. Doors open at 6; open to the public; 308-381-1555 ... Capital, west parking lot ... Capital. Doors open at 1; open to the public; 308-381-1555....

BillDesk, Byju’s, Zetwerk, Swiggy among startups hit by defaulting investors | Mint

Live Mint 06 Oct 2022
Similarly, Zetwerk announced on 29 December that it had raised $250 million from several investors, including Iconiq Capital, in a deal that valued the business at $2.7 billion, but Iconiq Capital did not follow through with the capital commitment, said two people familiar with the matter ... Details of such transactions have not been made public....

In Charts: Why India's capex cycle revival is imminent

The Times of India 06 Oct 2022
Public sector capex is primarily being done in roads, railways, power, defence, and various rural-focused welfare schemes suchas affordable housing, Jal Jeevan, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat 2, ... The state with the highest reported capital expenditure in FY21 is Uttar Pradesh but the public debt of the state is high at 28% of GSDP....

Quang Nam’s public investment disbursements lower than expected

The Saigon Times 06 Oct 2022
DANANG – The central province of Quang Nam had disbursed over VND2.9 trillion of public investment capital in the year to September 30, or 46.9% of the annual plan, the local media reported today, October 5 ... The province’s 2022 total public investment ......

U.S. Vaccines, Skin Replacement Products and Biologicals Manufacturing Industry: Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2028 -

Pharmiweb 06 Oct 2022
... Revenue Growth 3-Year Income Growth Return on Assets Return on Equity Return on Invested Capital List of Leading (Public and Private) Companies Comparison of Individual Top Publicly-Held Companies to Industry Averages, 2021 Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Stat....

Is the fall in out-of-pocket health spending a mirage?

The Times of India 06 Oct 2022
“A look at over the years shows that though the total government spending on health has been rising, in 2017-18, the year which showed the sharpest drop in OOPE, the highest increase has been in capital expenditure of the Defence Medical Service. Capital expenditure is what is spent on health infrastructure like hospitals, medical equipment etc....

Bristol-Plymouth high school gets $1 million state grant

The Sun Chronicle 06 Oct 2022
The new grant is in the latest round of $24 million in funding for 14 high schools through the Skills Capital Grant program ... Charlie Baker. It included $100 million in state resources to provide capital improvement grants to vocational high schools and public schools operating career and technical education programs ... ....

One major difference between the trial for Alex Jones and the Oath Keepers revives court ...

CNN 06 Oct 2022
The level of transparency offered in the case has been exemplary, allowing the public to watch the American justice system at work ... Meanwhile, at another high-profile trial, one taking place in our nation’s capital, the opposite has been true. The public and news organizations have ......

Joint select committee to review new Bail Act

Jamaica Observer 06 Oct 2022
... does not arise and where the murder is committed in circumstances amounting to capital murder or where the offence is committed in a ZOSO [zone of special operations], and an area under a state of [public] emergency or where a cordon has been established or a curfew imposed"....

Saudi wealth fund raises $3 billion with debut green bonds

Gulf Daily News 06 Oct 2022
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund was set to raise $3 billion on Wednesday in its first foray into the debt capital markets, taking advantage of a brief period of calm to become the first sovereign wealth fund to issue green bonds ... "It is for brave hearts or fools," a fixed income analyst in the region said of 100-year bonds in general ... ....

Va. registrars scramble with big backlog in 'motor voter' registrations (copy)

The Roanoke Times 06 Oct 2022
The Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit elections website, first reported on Wednesday what it described as a “computer glitch” between the two state agencies ... Others, including Henrico and Chesterfield, are holding referendums on issuing bonds for public capital projects....

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