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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North Korean balloons drift into Seoul presidential complex

Deutsche Welle 24 Jul 2024
North Korean balloons were found on the presidential compound's grounds in the South Korean capital. The balloons carrying trash were safely collected and are not a danger to the public, South Korean authorities say ... ....

Reed Memorial library opens new landscapes

Garrettsville Villager 24 Jul 2024
... of Reed Memorial Library’s new outdoor pavilion, officially opening the renovated landscape to the public ... It will be used for library programs and public events ... The project was funded through Ohio’s Public Library Funds and annual capital improvement funds provided by the state....

INTERRA Manager Advocates for Smart City Solutions, Proposing Innovative Incentive Framework

bizbahrain 24 Jul 2024
Mohamad AlZuhlof, Sales Manager at INTERRA, emphasized the crucial role of strong public-private partnerships in accelerating the development and implementation of smart city initiatives ... “Collaborative partnerships between the public and private sectors are essential to capitalize on these opportunities and develop sustainable smart city models.”....

County’s Open Space Team wants to dedicate funds to Lone Star Lake Park for replacements ...

Lawrence Journal World 24 Jul 2024
In 2022, commissioners allocated $2.78 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to help with these initiatives ... As part of Douglas County’s Capital Improvement Plan, the Public Works department has recommended replacing this bridge by 2026 ... on Wednesday in the Douglas County Public Works training room at 3755 E. 25th St ... .......

Suggestions to be taken for Greater Bengaluru Governance Bill: DK Shivakumar

Hindustan Times 24 Jul 2024
Karnataka Congress president and deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar. (File Photo). Also Read - Bengaluru bike thief uses money to fund for cancer treatment of a woman, arrested. Report ... Also Read - ‘Dress code guidelines for malls, public places soon’ ... "The state capital is not limited to the people of the city but to the whole state ... Explore now! ... .......

Tokenisation is no threat to TradFi – it’s the future

Bitfinex 23 Jul 2024
The article expressed the view that there is no place for public-permissionless blockchains in real-world asset (RWA) tokenisation and that “some of the purported benefits…are overhyped.” ... Public permissionless blockchains are already bridging the gap between TradFi and digital assets ... Future-proofing capital markets....

Nusantara presidential palace completed in time for Independence Day

The Jakarta Post 23 Jul 2024
The installation was witnessed by the public works minister, who also serves as the acting head of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority, Basuki Hadimuljono, together with renowned sculptor Nyoman Nuarta who was responsible for designing and installing the blades forming the Garuda’s wings....

STAR Market helps tech-focused firms fuel China's new quality productive forces

The Manila Times 23 Jul 2024
These companies have a total market capitalization of 5 trillion yuan. Their initial public offering (IPOs) raised 910.8 billion yuan, and secondary rounds of financing raised 158.1 billion yuan, totaling more than 1 trillion yuan ... This year, China's reform of the capital market has accelerated with several measures....

Saudi Logistics Platform OTO Secures $8 Million for UAE, Turkiye Expansion

The Arabian Post 23 Jul 2024
This latest financing was spearheaded by Sanabil Investments, a fully owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF). The investment also saw contributions from Sadu Capital and Iliad Partners, with Propeller and Soma Capital participating in the funding....

Money Exchange Gangs in China Targeted as Xi’s Regime Aims to Curb Capital Flight

The Epoch Times 23 Jul 2024
News Analysis China’s Ministry of Public Security is cracking down on illegal money operations with economic experts believing the move is ......

SM Prime celebrates 30 years as listed firm

The Manila Times 23 Jul 2024
PSE President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon Monzon, meanwhile, highlighted SM Prime's achievements in the stock market, from its yearly dividend payouts to being the first publicly listed company in the Philippines to reach a market capitalization of P1 trillion in 2017....

Goods output through domestic seaports will reach about 1.2-1.4 billion tonnes by 2030

Vietnam News 23 Jul 2024
  ... It is expected that the investment capital needed for the seaport system by 2030 will be about VNĐ351.5 trillion, including investment capital for public maritime infrastructure of about VNĐ72.8 trillion and investment capital needed for ports of about VNĐ278.7 trillion, including only ports providing cargo loading and unloading services ... ....

ThinkEquity, One of NYSE's Newest Member Firms, Announces Key New Hire

ACCESSWIRE 23 Jul 2024
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 23, 2024 / ThinkEquity, a boutique investment bank created by experienced professionals that have worked together for over a decade collectively financing more than $50 billion of public and private capital raises, restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions, today announced the addition of Mark Howard Peikin, Esq....