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Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet

Richard R. John and Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb


This book explores the shifting institutional arrangements that since the seventeenth century have protected the production and distribution of news in Britain and America. These institutional arrangements have taken many forms: advertising, sponsored content, cartels, administrative regulations, and government monopoly. The book's theme can be simply put: institutions matter. To understand how news was made, neither markets nor technology, but institutions hold the key. By institutions the book means the relatively stable configuration of laws, administrative protocols, organizational templat ... More

Keywords: journalism, news, newspapers, political economy, institutions, cartels, public good, subsidies, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199676187
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard R. John, editor
Professor of History and Communications, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University

Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, editor
Barrister, Inner Temple

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