Editorial: New Forms of Media Work and Its Organizational and Institutional Conditions

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Editorial: New Forms of Media Work and Its Organizational and Institutional Conditions


  • Salla-Maaria Laaksonen Centre for Consumer Society Research, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Mikko Villi Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


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Abstract:  This thematic issue explores the widening scope of media work and the institutional and organizational conditions that support new forms of media work. The media industry has undergone significant economic, structural, and technological changes during the past few decades, including changing patterns of ownership and digitalization of media production, distribution, and consumption. Simultaneously, practices of media work are adopted also in other industries. The 10 articles in the issue not only focus on the new professional roles and responsibilities emerging in the news media industry but also study the practices of media work in organizations in other fields, such as the music industry and public sector.

Keywords:  corporate media; journalism; media industry; media work; news media; organizational communication; organizations; strategic communication

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v10i1.5172


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