Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Craig E. Carroll
Innovation journalism refers to reporting about the people, processes, practices and politics associated with innovation, be they related to computer technology trends, health and medicine, or the development of new products, markets, and industries. Other examples of innovations covered by the media include new business models, business process improvements (such as Six Sigma), and intellectual property. It includes coverage of risks and opportunities that emerge when money and innovations cross language, national, and industry sector boundaries. Innovation journalism can be quite broad in that it covers technical, business, legal, and political aspects of innovations as well as innovation systems. An innovation system refers to the flow of technology, information, interactions, and money between people, enterprises, organizations, universities and governments focusing on new technologies, products and services, or simply new ways of doing things. These systems may be local (such as universities, research institutes, and regulatory agencies), regional (such as Silicon ...