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Sharp, detailed, essential reading for all in the media,
This review is from: Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age (Paperback)
This book barrels through the rumbustious origins of journalism, and peers into its murky future. In doing so, it does a great job of sketching out the forces - economic, social, political - that pushed and pulled the 'legacy media' into the shape they took in the last century. In an industry where too often journalists are curious about everything except the nature of their own business, Brock goes a long way to joining up the dots. And in doing so he equips the reader rather better to look to the future of the industry, in long sections where he ponders what might or might not work in terms of new platforms and funding models for worthwhile journalism.
Brisk and engaging, it's interesting for the general reader but for anyone working in the modern media, it's rather more - a valuable handbook and guide to our uncertain futures.