Hamilton, James T.

All the News That's Fit to Sell : How the Market Transforms Information into News - Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (355 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; All the News That's FIT TO SELL; Title; Copyright; For Matthew WHO ALWAYS BRINGS GOOD NEWS; Contents; Acknowledgments; All the News That's FIT TO SELL; Introduction; Chapter 1: Economic Theories of News; Chapter 2: A Market for Press Independence: The Evolution of Nonpartisan Newspapers in the Nineteenth Century; Chapter 3: News Audiences: How Strong Are the Public's Interests in the Public Interest?; Chapter 4: Information Programs on Network Television; Chapter 5: What Is News on Local Television Stations and in Local Newspapers Chapter 6: The Changing Nature of the Network Evening News ProgramsChapter 7: News on the Net; Chapter 8: Journalists as Goods; Chapter 9: Content, Consequences, and Policy Choices; Notes; Bibliography; Index

That market forces drive the news is not news. Whether a story appears in print, on television, or on the Internet depends on who is interested, its value to advertisers, the costs of assembling the details, and competitors' products. But in All the News That's Fit to Sell, economist James Hamilton shows just how this happens. Furthermore, many complaints about journalism--media bias, soft news, and pundits as celebrities--arise from the impact of this economic logic on news judgments. This is the first book to develop an economic theory of news, analyze evidence across a wide

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