Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Press Today

According to Ivy Lee, the nineteen twenties brought about a "chain movement in American journalism." (Lee) Corporations and big businesses brought about new opportunites for smaller independent papers. They felt that by consolidating numerous small papers that they could be more successful. Positive effects of consolidating are no monetary set backs and the chance of a duplicated story occuring are is very margninal. On the other hand, the corporation is in complete control. Know depending on what editor is in charge this could potentially be a huge problem. The editor and corporation could have conflicting ideas about what belongs in this consolidated paper because of the limited space available. Ultimately, I feel as if some independent papers will remain but overtime the emergence of big business has always had an effect on industry and know why not the newspaper business.


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