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Distributing Television News Online

By Joshua A. Braun

Yale University Press, 9780300197501, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2015



Journalism, television, cable, and online media are all evolving rapidly. At the nexus of these volatile industries is a growing group of individuals and firms whose job it is to develop and maintain online distribution channels for television news programming. Their work, and the tensions surrounding it, provide a fulcrum from which to pry analytically at some of the largest shifts within our media landscape. Based on fieldwork and interviews with different teams and organizations within MSNBC, this multi-disciplinary work is unique in its focus on distribution, which is rapidly becoming as central as production, to media work.

About the Author

Joshua A. Braun is assistant professor of journalism at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an affiliated fellow of Yale Law School's Information Society Project and an inaugural member of the "Culture Digitally" NSF working group on cultural production in the digital age. He lives near Amherst, MA.