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Appendix C: Journalism: A Guide to Recent Literature - Section 4. Journalism Business and Process
The process of gathering, reporting, and distributing news goes unseen by most who regularly consume journalism's product. Yet the economics, structure, and ownership of news media have important impacts on that process. This chapter surveys the literature on media businesses, and then moves on to the news process (reporting, editing, etc.) itself, ways of picturing the news, and the large and complex field of broadcast and cable journalism. It concludes with the most rapidly expanding part of journalism today—online uses of blogs and other modes of news dissemination. The study of news media as businesses and their economic aspects is a relatively recent focus of academic research, though business schools often used media entities as case studies. But media economics as a topic of focused study dates back less than a generation. A-1: Media Economics The growing study of media economics has spawned titles applying the methods of economics to ...