Media Management in the Age of Giants: Business Dynamics of Journalism. Second Edition.

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The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants—with a focus on the bottom line—makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age?

Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.

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About the author

Dennis F. Herrick has extensive media experience including ten years as a daily newspaper reporter, eight years as a congressional chief of staff, and twelve years as owner and publisher of a group of weekly newspapers. He taught at the University of Iowa and is an emeritus member of the journalism faculty at the University of New Mexico.

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UNM Press
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Aug 15, 2012
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Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism
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In this Second Edition of a book many found invaluable for research and teaching, including myself, Küng accomplishes a challenging task: to preserve all the best qualities of the First Edition while both extending the scope and deepening understandings about strategic management theory in application to media industries.'
– Gregory Ferrell Lowe, University of Tampere

With the media industries facing unprecedented change and challenge from top to bottom, it has never been more vital to understand the elements of strategy and how they apply to media organizations.

This new edition:

Shows innovation, disruption and strategic adaptation in action, with a stronger focus on a case-based approach Takes readers deep into case studies on BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Netflix, the New York Times and the BBC Explains strategic theory and concepts with insight and clarity Shows how to understand change and decision-making within media organizations.

This is the essential guide to change and management in the media industries – ideal for students of media studies, media economics and media management.

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