The News Industry

Doris A. Graber and Gregory G. Holyk

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199545636
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of American Politics

 The News Industry

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This chapter takes a look at the news industry. The first section outlines the main political functions and structure of news industries, one of which is the Federal Communications Commission. It then examines the adaptations and challenges for the news industry in the twenty-first century, and considers the consequences for the news industry and for American politics. The next section emphasizes the important changes made in the news industry climate, which include the transfer towards soft interpretive news. The chapter ends with a discussion of the future challenges for the news industry.

Keywords: news industry; political functions; news industry structure; Federal Communications Commission; American politics; news industry climate; soft interpretive news; future challenges

Article.  7013 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics ; Political Behaviour

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