2002 Industry Studies: News Media
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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American journalism is in the midst of a transition unlike any it has experienced in the 225-year history of the republic. The news industry today is facing the proliferation of distribution of outlets, fragmentation and shifting demographics of the audiences, and an increased emphasis on profit making. Industry executives have not responded well to these challenges, cutting their reporting and editorial staffs, closing foreign bureaus, and shifting the content of their product away from hard news toward more entertainment-related news and sensationalism. On the positive side, media executives are exploring new ways to make their news operations more efficient through investment in technology and by acquiring new media outlets and consolidating news production.
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