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Entries Tagged as 'Media Economics'

Why Analyzing Labor Coverage Is Important

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Newspaper Guild/Communication Workers of America released Tuesday a summary report of their new “Labor & Unions in National TV Network News.” The CWA and Newspaper Guild funded the study directed by Federico Subervi of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Texas State University. The report is important. There is a big story […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · NPR · Occupy Wall Street · Politics · Television News · Working Class

News for the Consumer Class

April 1st, 2013 · No Comments

It is no surprise to readers of newspapers – or readers of this blog — that newspapers contain little coverage of labor and working-class economic issues. Although I’d hesitate to say there was ever a “golden era” of labor coverage, there was a time not too long ago when newspapers regularly reported on the activities of […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · Politics · Working Class

Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A study by Christopher R. Martin, Ph.D. and Peter Dreier, Ph.D. Using the controversy over ACORN as a case study, this report illustrates the way the media help set the agenda for public debate, and frame the way that debate is shaped. It describes how “opinion entrepreneurs” (primarily business and conservative groups […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Public Relations · Television News

CD Blues: Music Industry in Upheaval

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

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The industry’s frustration must have escalated even higher when the Grammy Award-winning British alternative rock group Radiohead decided to give away their 2007 album “In Rainbows” on the Internet for whatever price fans wished to pay, including nothing at all.

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Tags: Media Economics · Music