When MBAs Rule the Newsroom by Doug Underwood

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An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the modern newsroom, this book explores how large corporations dominate today's media and uncovers how investigative and informative reports are being replaced by demands for high-profit, 'reader-friendly' journalism. Includes a new preface to the paperback edition.


About Doug Underwood

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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.
Published July 29, 1993 by Columbia University Press. 259 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Paying close attention to the influence of a former employer (Gannett and its USA Today) as well as TV, the author focuses on how a new breed of market-minded, profit-oriented executives has changed the face and shoddied the editorial content of newspapers throughout the country.

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Using interviews and surveys of journalists as well as academic analysis, Underwood describes the growth of less substantive, ``customer-oriented'' journalism, observing that, while journalistic value

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