Media Management: A Casebook Approach / Edition 2

Media Management: A Casebook Approach / Edition 2

by Ardyth Sohn, Broadrick Ardyth, Jan Wicks, LeBlanc Jan, Stephen Lacy, George Sylvie, Angela Powers
     
 

ISBN-10: 080583026X

ISBN-13: 9780805830262

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Media Management: A Casebook Approach provides a contemporary perspective on a wide range of media management issues. With changes reflecting new research and ideas, as well as developments throughout the media industry, this volume presents media management from a practical standpoint, utilizing case studies to simulate decision-making scenarios.

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Media Management: A Casebook Approach provides a contemporary perspective on a wide range of media management issues. With changes reflecting new research and ideas, as well as developments throughout the media industry, this volume presents media management from a practical standpoint, utilizing case studies to simulate decision-making scenarios.

This second edition incorporates material on developing media technologies while continuing to emphasize the process of decision making as the central skill of managers. It covers such critical management issues as leadership, planning, and regulation, with application examples ranging from the radio and television arenas to public relations and advertising agencies. This volume provides all students of media management with practical knowledge, excellent insights, and invaluable opportunity for building their management skills as they prepare for careers in the media industry.

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Bringing back all of the previous authors to write and revise its chapters, this second edition is an improved version of the 1993 volume. This new edition includes original primary data that provides a cultural grounding for readers. It also provides grounding for the next decade—which will feature demographic workforce changes and emerging technologies—by paying close attention to diversity and technology. A decision-making chapter leads the text with its outline of how media companies operate and how managers function within a complex corporate world. Students are provided with a foundation for structural considerations that provides a fine introduction to the cases and content that follow. The end cases illustrate and provide practice for students in simple analysis as well as complex synthesis. These provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their grasp of all the chapters with particular emphasis on creativity, choice, and management responsibility.

Case study has become more common within the field of journalism and mass communication in the past four years, and most students and instructors are comfortable with the method of learning. It is ideal for students of management because it takes into account flexibility, individuality, and creativity as students face realistic problems and opportunities mirrored in the professional world. Valuable intellectual and professional exercises are provided, including practice in role playing, leadership, communication, and decision making with consequences. Students are encouraged to distinguish between arts, activities, actors, meanings, relationships, and settings of importance. By recognizing the components individually and collectively, students can see the options and choices more clearly. Discussion and debate are hard to avoid when examining cases, and as students recognize themselves and their peers they will become more adept at finding their own place within the media workforce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805830262
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Managerial Decision Making. Leadership and the Workforce. Motivation. The Structure of Media Organizations. Technology and the Future. Media Regulation and Self-Regulation. Planning. Market Analysis. Marketing and Research. Budgeting and Decision Making. Extended Case Studies:The Case of Profits vs. Public Interest: Clearance at KCMO-TV. The Case of Capital Investment and The Call & Journal.

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