Price, Cindy J. Books

Dr. Cindy J. Price is Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Her research interests include broadcast journalism, media management and ownership, and job satisfaction in journalists. Dr. Price has previous experience in radio, television, and print journalism as well as public relations.

Emerging Issues in Contemporary Journalism
2006 0-7734-5825-5
Significant changes in information technology, media ownership and management structure, journalistic culture, and communication policy are rapidly reshaping the media landscape. Media proliferation has multiplied the sources and volume of news, entertainment, and advertising available to society. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the factors driving the new trends in 21st-century journalism and mass communication. It gives a vital roadmap for understanding the new media environment and its implications for the communication industry and audience alike.

This book addresses the role of media education, organizational culture, regulation, and ethics in defining the emerging communication environment. The various contributions provide a framework for responding creatively, constructively, and professionally to the vast changes in the media world. It also examines the professional and civic responsibilities of media practitioners, owners, policy-makers, and the audience toward sustaining journalistic quality and integrity. It combines insightful theoretical and historical critique with practical professional and policy guidelines. The divergent professional and philosophical perspectives are very relevant and timely for those navigating the new media threshold.