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Understanding the change to integration: an organizational analysis of a small newspaper

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dc.contributor.advisor Perry, Earnest L. (Earnest Lee), 1964- en_US
dc.contributor.author Groves, Jonathan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-19T14:35:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-19T14:35:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other GrovesJ-121409-D1309 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6846
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 23, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Earnest Perry. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism. en_US
dc.description.abstract This multimethod study examined change efforts to integration at a mid-sized family-owned newspaper as a new content-management system was implemented. Using the open systems model, the organization was analyzed through the lens of organizational and strategic theory as well as the uses-and-gratifications tradition from the field of mass communication. An ethnography was conducted over a five-month period using in-depth interviews and observation to analyze the organizational structure, routines, and culture. A secondary analysis of a national media-usage survey was conducted to understand the needs of news audiences in the new-media environment. The study found that a commitment to core journalistic values, not resistance to technology, inhibited organizational learning and the ability to change. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 228 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Newspaper publishing -- Technological innovations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Newspaper employees en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reporters and reporting en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Journalistic ethics en_US
dc.title Understanding the change to integration: an organizational analysis of a small newspaper en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Journalism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 605901071 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations


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