Media Management: A Casebook Approach

Media Management: A Casebook Approach

by Ardyth Broadric Sohn, Jan LeBlanc Wicks, George Sylvie, Angela Powers, Robert H. Wicks
     
 

This book grew out of the collective needs of media management scholars to explore the theory and practice of the field through case analysis. Although research studies exist in several different scholarly journals, and applicable cases are available through various sources, this work represents one of the first efforts to combine the broad concerns of the field

Overview

This book grew out of the collective needs of media management scholars to explore the theory and practice of the field through case analysis. Although research studies exist in several different scholarly journals, and applicable cases are available through various sources, this work represents one of the first efforts to combine the broad concerns of the field with relevant cases. Approaching media management as a decision-making process, this book provides a framework and materials for analysis, discussion and problem solving within various media such as ad agencies, cable companies, magazines, newspapers and broadcasting stations. All cases, however, are designed to illuminate not only the differences present in management environments but the similarities between media companies. 48 short cases and three extended cases allow students to apply what they learn from reading and class discussions to situations faced by media managers.

The book's goals are:
* to provide access to a seldom-used approach to discussing media management
* to supplement currently available materials concerning issues relevant to managing a media organization.

Practice in evaluative and descriptive analyses is provided, which seeks to suggest questions for individual research as well as more formal classroom debate and discussion. Original cases researched and written by the authors — former managers and/or employees in media organizations — are included throughout this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805806595
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Pages:
408

Meet the Author

George Sylvie received his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin where he is now Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism.

Jan LeBlanc Wicks received her PhD from Michigan State University and is now a professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Arkansas.

C. Ann Hollifield received her PhD from Ohio State and is now Associate Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Stephen Lacy received his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin and is now teaches Professor of Journalism at Michigan State University.

Ardyth Broadrick Sohn received her PhD from Sourthern Illinois University and is a now Director of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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