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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irlabs Announces Angela Holowaychuk as Chief Operating Officer

Victoria Advocate 29 Feb 2024
In her new role, Angela will focus on leading irlabs' 2024 vision to support both private and public companies navigate the challenges of todays' capital markets and build meaningful relationships with their stakeholders ... as they navigate the challenges of today's capital markets....

UN ‘appalled’ by public executions in Afghanistan

Dawn 29 Feb 2024
The United Nations on Wednesday condemned recent public executions in Afghanistan, urging the Taliban authorities to cease the use of capital punishment ... The United States, the only Western democracy that still practises capital punishment, also condemned the public executions....

These 10 Lenders Have Bet the Bank on Commercial Real Estate. They Are Holding Up.

Market Watch 29 Feb 2024
Capital levels and profit margins are holding up ... They say they are well capitalized and their real estate lending is more conservative ... bank above $10 billion in assets, in 2023 year profitability and capital ratios. Over the 27 years since OZK came public, its stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by tenfold....

Southern resident orcas added to state’s endangered species list

Tillamook Headlight Herald 29 Feb 2024
Decline over past two decades ... Today, just 74 are left ... Oregon Capital Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Lynne Terry contributed to this story. Oregon Capital Chronicle is part of States Newsroom, a network of news bureaus supported by grants and a coalition of donors as a 501c(3) public charity. Oregon Capital Chronicle maintains editorial independence ... .......

Strikes halt trains and ferries in Greece a year after country's worst rail disaster that ...

The Washington Times 29 Feb 2024
Widespread strikes in Greece halted trains, ferries and much of the capital's public transport on Wednesday in protests timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the country's deadliest rail crash, which killed 57 people ... ....

Viking Therapeutics Announces Pricing of $550 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

Longview News-Journal 29 Feb 2024
VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the pricing of its �underwritten public offering of 6,471,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $85.00 per share....

The right to protest is fundamental

Deccan Herald 29 Feb 2024
Kuki groups have been dubbed ‘narco-terrorists’ by some sections of the ruling party.&nbsp;</p>.<p>Statist extravaganzas of the G-20 kind, where the public are kept at bay and the national capital barricaded away for the benefit of international VIPs, is the Modi government’s preferred playground....

Local Democrats show enthusiasm for 2024 elections

Brainerd Dispatch 29 Feb 2024
BRAINERD — A common theme at the DFL caucus was being an active citizen and making their voices heard ... The political meeting Tuesday, Feb ... 27, 2024, in the Brainerd High School cafeteria ... ADVERTISEMENT ... 27, 2024 ... Beasley is interested in holding public office one day, wants to live in the nation’s capital and would like to be a diplomat to Russia ... Sen ... ....

Intchains Group Limited Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Unaudited Financial Results

Enid News & Eagle 29 Feb 2024
We will continue to optimize capital utilization ... On January 22, 2024, Maxim Partners LLC exercised the underwriter’s warrants granted in connection with our initial public offering on the Nasdaq Capital Market in full through a cashless exercise to acquire 7,921 of our ADSs....

Ares Capital Corporation to Present at the 2024 RBCCM Global Financial Institutions Conference

Accesswire 28 Feb 2024
Ares Capital has elected to be regulated as a business development company ("BDC") and was the largest publicly traded BDC by market capitalization as of December 31, 2023. Ares Capital is externally managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE.ARES), a publicly traded, leading global alternative investment manager....

Ares Capital Corporation to Present at the Raymond James 45th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

Accesswire 28 Feb 2024
Ares Capital believes its loans and other investments in these companies can help generate attractive levels of current income and potential capital appreciation for investors ... Ares Capital has elected to be regulated as a business development company ("BDC") and was the largest publicly traded BDC by market capitalization as of December 31, 2023....

WestPark Capital Announces Closing of $10.8 Million Public Offering of Common Stock for Wetouch Technology ...

The Eagle-Tribune 28 Feb 2024
WestPark Capital, Inc., a full-service investment bank and securities broker-dealer, today announced the closing of a $10.8 Million public offering for Wetouch Technology Inc ... WestPark Capital provides a comprehensive range of corporate finance services, including initial public ......