Locate a state or local news report about a press release from your state or local government.

Write a paper of no more than 1,250 words that completes the following:

Explain the role of the media in the dissemination of the press release.
Describe key interest groups and their agendas in relation to the press release.
Identify if the press release should be informative, persuasive, or a combination, and explain how this choice affects agenda setting.
Identify the main points and sub points of the press release.
Identify the key points and sub points as those of value or are fact based.
Outline possible venues for delivery of the press release.
Evaluate the effect of the media in agenda setting and public opinion.
Identify the pros and cons of public relations.
Cite at least two sources other than the textbook.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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