Significant changes in information technology, media ownership and management structure, journalistic culture, and communication policy are rapidly reshaping the media landscape. Media proliferation has multiplied the sources and volume of news, entertainment, and advertising available to society. This book provides a broad and in-depth analysis of the factors driving the new trends in 21st Century journalism and mass communication. It gives a roadmap for understanding the new media environment and its implications for the communication industry and audience alike.
Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Mass Media Education and Professional Organizations - Jamie M. Byrne; 2. Media Conglomerates: Then and Now - Gracie Lawson-Borders; 3. Lay and Expert in Public Journalism: Lessons from the Consensus Conference Model - Tanni Haas; 4. The Internet of Convergence: Possibilities and Problems - Jeff Rowe; 5. New Media Technologies: Interdependency - Joe Marren; 6. News as Infotainment: Industry and Audience Trends - Bala A. Musa; 7. The Role of Advertising and Public Relations in American Journalism: Blessing or Curse? - Julie K. Henderson; 8. Career Satisfaction Among Media Professionals - Douglas J. Swanson; 9. Self-Censorship: An Examination of Network Television News and Newsmagazine Correspondents - Cindy J. Price; 10. Gatekeepers: Their Choices - Patrick Lee Plaisance; 11. Through Whose Lens? (Re)framing the Race and Gender Divide in Journalism - Tracey Owens Patton; 12. Courage or Fear: National Interest and International News - Jiafei Yin; 13. Journalism Behavior and the Law of Libel: Legal and Ethical Controls - Thomas A. Schwartz and Tracie Mauriello; Conclusion; Index.