Digital transitions: The evolving corporate frameworks of legacy newspaper publishers

Cawley, Anthony (2018) Digital transitions: The evolving corporate frameworks of legacy newspaper publishers. Journalism Studies. ISSN 1461-670X (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This study examines the corporate annual reports of three leading UK legacy newspaper publishers (Guardian Media Group, Daily Mail and General Trust, and Trinity Mirror) across fifteen financial years from 2002. It tracks how the publishers reshaped their corporate frameworks and business and product portfolios in responding to market, consumer and technological shifts in the digital era. In particular, the study addresses the implications of digital and market upheavals for the corporations’ traditional roles as custodians of and operational contexts to journalism’s values paradigm. It evaluates the extent to which the corporations sought to protect news’s commodity value and journalism’s public interest norms within their digital transition strategies, which became increasing sites of managerial focus and resource allocations from the mid-2000s.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Journalism; print; digital; values paradigm; sustainability; corporate frameworks
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Media and Communication
Depositing User: Anthony Cawley
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 11:33
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 11:33
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2504

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