Markets And The Media

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Overview

In recent years there has been a great influx of sources for business and financial news, yet the hope that this financial media boom would lead to the democratization of the financial markets has not been realized. Thomas Schuster's The Markets and the Media explores why the expansion of economic communication has proven to be of only limited benefit, arguing that the financial media boom has had negative repercussions resulting in substantial costs for the individual as well as the system. The Markets and the Media stands alone in its class: It is the first comprehensive analysis focusing on the complex, intricate, and often puzzling relationship between the financial markets and the mass media. Featuring a comprehensive business bibliography, this book is a must-read for both finance experts and media scholars.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
In this hard-hitting analysis, Thomas Schuster unmasks how the symbiotic relationship between a rapidly growing financial news media and the stock market gurus of leading investment banks victimized most of all the unsophisticated individual investor during the last stock market boom. This well-written text is a must read for individuals who do not want to jeopardize their financial well-being by following the investor hype of so-called experts.
— Brigitte L. Nacos, Columbia University
Journal of Economic Literature
Explores why the expansion of economic communication has proven to be of only limited benefit and examines the negative reperscussions that the financial media boom has had on the individual and the system.
CHOICE - Brigitte L. Nacos
In this hard-hitting analysis, Thomas Schuster unmasks how the symbiotic relationship between a rapidly growing financial news media and the stock market gurus of leading investment banks victimized most of all the unsophisticated individual investor during the last stock market boom. This well-written text is a must read for individuals who do not want to jeopardize their financial well-being by following the investor hype of so-called experts.
From the Publisher
This specialized study will be of most interest to scholars and researchers interested in financial markets and/or the media. Recommended.
Journal Of Economic Literature
Explores why the expansion of economic communication has proven to be of only limited benefit and examines the negative reperscussions that the financial media boom has had on the individual and the system.
Wolfgang Donsbach
Schuster's careful analysis shows that the mechanism to which Walter Lippmann alerted us almost a century ago applies to the financial markets as well: the media's news values create virtual 'pictures in our heads' that we treat as reality. Acting on them we create 'real reality.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739112540
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 0.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Schuster is associate professor of journalism at the Institute for Communication and Media Research, Leipzig University.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Micro: Stock Recommendations and Stock Prices Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Publicity-Effect: The Big Moment of the Gurus Chapter 4 No News: Stock Recommendations Part 5 Performance Distrubances: Reflexive Return-Reduction Chapter 6 Summary Chapter 7 Coda Part 8 Meso: News Events and Price Movements Chapter 9 Introduction Chapter 10 State of the Art: Random Walks and Irrational Exuberance Chapter 11 News Effects: Rapid Return Reactions Chapter 12 Irregular Price Regularities Chapter 13 World Events: The Effects of 'Big News' Chapter 14 Summary Part 15 Macro: Meta-Communication and Market Dynamics Chapter 16 Introduction Chapter 17 Feedback: The Media as 'Learning Lab' Chapter 18 News Structures: 'Use Value' and 'Narrative Imperative' Chapter 19 Media Manias: The 'CNBC-Effect' Chapter 20 Meta-Communication: Dynamic Interactions Chapter 21 Crash: Media and Market Panics Chapter 22 Summary and Conclusions Part 23 Afterword: Critique of the Noise System Part 24 Appendix: Bibliography Business and Financial Communication

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