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Reality TV the new frontline for police



13 September 2011

The more professional the police media strategy, the easier it is to have its message accepted by a compliant media trying to cope with fewer journalists, according to Dr Murray Lee.

Dr Lee's paper, Cop[ying] It Sweet, co-authored with Alyce McGovern, a criminology lecturer at the University of NSW, is referred to a special Sydney Morning Herald feature article on Police and the media, with issues such as Social Media and Reality TV examined.

In the paper, they write that in relation to Reality TV, the danger in this climate, they wrote, was the police had more capacity to control information and could ''frame a great percentage of narratives about law and order and policing''.

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