Drawing on the work of international contributors Media Organization and Production examines a wide range of global-local media organizations and the production of different mediums and genres. Following the editor's introduction which sets out the principal differences of approach and defining debates, chapters address: transnational and national, commercial and public service corporations; international film and TV co-productions; children's television news production, the historical development of ‘liveness’ on radio, and music journalism; the politics and organizational forms of alternative media production including radical newspapers, video and the internet; and the changing ߢproduction ecology’ of natural history television. These topics are examined through a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks that help to illuminate how cultural production often involves a complex articulation of differing influences and constraints, both material and discursive, intended and unintended, structurally determined and culturally mediated. Together the chapters in this book help to recover this complexity and thereby help us to better understand the nature and output of today's media.

Strategising Technological Innovation: The Case of News Corporation

Strategising technological innovation: The case of news corporation

The digital age will not herald the end of print. Far from it. Print remains a very good business for News Corporation and the Company will continue to prosper in it. Despite the proliferation of new delivery systems, content remains king. The managerial skills needed to run a top newspaper company – strong editorial skills, creation of compelling and original content, the ability to build brands and read the market – will be as relevant in the 21st Century as they are today. (Murdoch 1997)

Experiences of work, and relations in the workplace, are currently undergoing profound processes of transformation around the world, linked intimately to developments in information and communications ...

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