Changing the News examines the difficulties in changing news processes and practices in response to the evolving circumstances and struggles of the journalism industry. The editors have put together this volume to demonstrate why the prescriptions employed to salvage the journalism industry to date haven’t worked, and to explain how constraints and pressures have influenced the field’s responses to challenges in an uncertain, changing environment.

If journalism is to adjust and thrive, the following questions need answers: Why do journalists and news organizations respond to uncertainties in the ways they do? What forces and structures constrain these responses? What social and cultural contexts should we take into account when we judge whether or not journalism successfully responds and adapts? The book tackles these questions from varying perspectives and levels of analysis, through chapters by scholars of news sociology and media management. Changing the News details the forces that shape and challenge journalism and journalistic culture, and explains why journalists and their organizations respond to troubles, challenges and uncertainties in the way they do.

part II|2 pages

PART II Ideology, Culture, and Institutions

part |2 pages

Part II Markets, Organizations, and Profession

chapter 9|18 pages

Market Journalism Ardyth Broadrick Sohn, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

ByStephen Lacy, Michigan State University

chapter 10|16 pages

The Fragmenting Mass Media Marketplace

ByJohn Dimmick, Ohio State, Angela Powers, Kansas State, Sam Mwangi, Kansas State, Elizabeth Stoycheff, Ohio State

chapter 11|20 pages

Changing Perceptions of Organizations

chapter 12|17 pages

Journalism and Digital Technologies

chapter 13|19 pages

“So Many Stories, So Little Time”

chapter 14|21 pages

Where Professionalism Begins

chapter 15|17 pages

Connective Journalism