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Reading list

The following list is intended as an introduction to the literature on public relations. You should supplement this with additional reading, especially of newspapers and relevant magazines and journals, as well as appropriate websites. CIPR membership gives you access to certain academic journals.

Do be aware that some centres provide one or two textbooks from the course fees that you pay, so do check this before buying any books. Your teaching centre may well direct your reading more specifically to support your particular teaching plans.

Core and recommended texts

The core text is listed below. It is aimed at English-speaking undergraduate students of public relations and related courses. It has been written and compiled by an experienced team who combine academic and professional backgrounds.

Tench, R & Yeomans, L Eds (2014). Exploring Public Relations, 3rd edition. Harlow: Pearson Education

Other recommended texts are:

Broom, G. and B. Sha (2013). Effective Public Relations, 11th edition. Harlow: Pearson Education

Theaker, A Ed (2016). The Public Relations Handbook. 5th edition. London: Routledge

Davis, A (2007). Mastering Public Relations, 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Further reading

Bland, M, Theaker, A & Wragg D (2005). Effective Media Relations. London:Kogan Page

Brown, R (2009). Public Relations and the Social Web. London:Kogan Page

Butterick, K (2011) Introducing Public Relations. London: Sage

Cottrell, S (2011). Critical Thinking Skills, 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Foster, J (2012). Writing Skills for Public Relations, 5th edition. London: Kogan Page

Green, A (2012). Creativity in Public Relations, 3rd edition. London: Kogan Page

Gregory, A (2015). Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns, 4th edition. London: Kogan Page

Morris, T & Goldsworthy, S (2012). PR Today. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Phillips, D (2009). Online Public Relations, 2nd edition. London: Kogan Page

Griffin, A (2014). Crisis, Issues and Risk Management. London: Kogan Page

Ruck, K Ed (2015) Exploring Internal Communication. Farnham: Gower Publishing

Watson, T, & Noble, P (2014). Evaluating Public Relations, 3rd edition. London: Kogan Page