The fractured media landscape we have today was already breaking apart two decades ago, and the economic models that underpin them predicted what we have today.
That’s the benefit of reading All the News That’s Fit to Sell, a 2003 book from James T. Hamilton, a well-respected journalism professor. I’ve read Hamilton’s work before, and this book was one I’ve long had on my list. I enjoyed the work, which is just as relevant 20 years later.
His research is helpful for my understanding of journalism models that I’ve spent my entire career working on. The book is also helpful for those interested in a dispassionate outline of the beginnings of the digital transformation of media – which we’re now fully immersed in.
Below I share notes for my future reflection.Continue reading All the News That’s Fit to Sell: notes on mass media business models from the 2003 book by James T. Hamilton