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Variety of Information Policies


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Table 2

VARIETY OF INFORMATION POLICIES
(tentative)

INTERNAL AUDIENCE  

Operation units
Membership

CONTEXTUAL AUDIENCE  

Peers
Patrons

WIDER AUDIENCE 
 
Lobby target
Proselytization target
 
INFORMING
(Exploitative / Non-exploitative)

- quantitative data
- factual data
- essentially neutral

Provide facts
- needed by the operational units (to continue functioning)
- valued by membership
Provide facts of value to the source group's context and external supporters Provide facts which enable target group to undertake (or oppose) new initiatives
INFLUENCING  
(Exploitative / Non-exploitative)

- persuasion
- education
- propaganda

Select and present information (eg 'positive' reports) justifying the past and planned actions of the source group and ensuring the continuity and coherence of the group as a whole Select and present information such as to ensure that the interests and initatives of the source group continue to be appreciated and supported by its context Select and present information such as to influence initatives of target group in a manner which serves the interests favoured by the source group
LEARNING FACILITATION 

- innovative learning

Engender exchanges of information which increase the group's self-reflexiveness and improve the ability of the group to undertake new and more sensitive tasks Facilitate the ability of the group's context to identify and work with new patterns of information (or paradigms) which increase the coherence of the perspective within that context Encourage societal learning by engendering information handling strategies which increase the ability of individuals and groups to select and present new patterns of information appropriate to their developing needs and responsibilities
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