Family-Owned Newspapers: Filling Niches in Local U.S. Communities

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Show simple item record Powers, Angela M. Sohn, Ardyth B. Briggs-Bunting, Jane 2016-11-11T22:22:15Z 2016-11-11T22:22:15Z
dc.description Citation: Powers, A., Sohn, A. B., Briggs-Bunting, J. (2016) Family-Owned Newspapers: Filling Niches in Local U.S. Communities. Journal of Media Business Studies. 2(11)
dc.description.abstract Since small town newspapers are facing increased competition and technological changes that are threatening their survival, the purpose of this paper was to analyze the strategy-making activities of these organizations from an ecological perspective. Findings indicate that family-owned newspapers were finding stability in retaining their core print businesses while migrating content to the web. Too many variations from the norm appeared to weaken financial footholds and were often eventually abandoned. Such behaviors indicate a rationale for upholding a “tried-and-true” approach in newspapers. While profits may fluctuate, the uncertainty that occurred with variation seemed to play a role in increasing the threat of failure for these small, family-owned newspapers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Media Business Studies on 16 Mar 2015, available online: en_US
dc.subject Media Ecology en_US
dc.subject Newspapers en_US
dc.subject News Media en_US
dc.subject Niches en_US
dc.subject Family Newspapers en_US
dc.subject Organizational Ecology en_US
dc.title Family-Owned Newspapers: Filling Niches in Local U.S. Communities en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2015 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1080/16522354.2014.11073581 en_US
dc.citation.epage 91 en_US
dc.citation.issn 1652-2354 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Media Business Studies en_US
dc.citation.spage 79 en_US
dc.citation.volume 11 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid apowers en_US

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