Organizations and the Media: Organizing in a Mediatized World

1st Edition

Josef Pallas, Lars Strannegård, Stefan Jonsson

Published June 25, 2014
Reference - 258 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415813655 - CAT# Y145710
Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

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The relationship between media and the organizations they cover has changed dramatically in the last few decades, which have witnessed a huge expansion of news coverage focusing on different types of organizations and their activities. In parallel, organizations have dramatically increased their investment in public relations and other media-oriented forms of communication. Like other societal developments – globalization, marketization, individualization, scientification – mediatization has become an institutional force.

This book analyses the mediatization of contemporary organizations and how individual organizations, industry or markets are scrutinized. It examines its key influence on the actions of organizations, and how it shaptes the entire landscape in which the organizations operate. What such a perspective provides is the accentuation of the interplay between organizations and different parts of the society as embedded in the media and its logic.

This will be essential reading for professionals, academics and advanced students in organizational studies, public relations and media studies.

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