All the News That's Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News

All the News That's Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News

by James T. Hamilton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691116806

ISBN-13: 9780691116808

Pub. Date: 12/02/2003

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This is the first book to develop an economic theory of news, analyze evidence across a wide range of media markets on how incentives affect news content, and offer policy conclusions. Ultimately, this book shows that by more fully understanding the economics behind the news, we will be better positioned to ensure that the news serves the public good.  See more details below

Overview

This is the first book to develop an economic theory of news, analyze evidence across a wide range of media markets on how incentives affect news content, and offer policy conclusions. Ultimately, this book shows that by more fully understanding the economics behind the news, we will be better positioned to ensure that the news serves the public good.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691116808
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/02/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Economic Theories of News7
Ch. 2A Market for Press Independence: The Evolution on Nonpartisan Newspapers in the Nineteenth Century37
Ch. 3News Audiences: How Strong Are the Public's Interests in the Public Interest?71
Ch. 4Information Programs on Network Television121
Ch. 5What Is News on Local Television Stations and in Local Newspapers137
Ch. 6The Changing Nature of the Network Evening News Programs160
Ch. 7News on the Net190
Ch. 8Journalists as Goods215
Ch. 9Content, Consequences, and Policy Choices235
Notes265
Bibliography307
Index339

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