"They're a little bit squeezed in the middle": Strategic challenges for innovation in US Metropolitan newspaper organisations

Mikko Villi, Mikko Grönlund, Carl-Gustav Linden, Katja Lehtisaari, Bozena Mierzejewska, Robert Picard, Axel Röpnack

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This paper focuses on media innovation among publishers of
metropolitan newspapers in the United States, in cities such as
San Diego, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia and Dallas. The situation
for metropolitan newspapers is difficult, as they fall between
national newspapers, which can aim for extending their reach
both nationally and globally, and local newspapers, which have
a smaller cost structure and can cater to a more limited, and often
more engaged, audience community. Our paper demonstrates
that there seems to be great awareness of what can be done by
US metropolitan newspapers, but managers are struggling with
constraints, such as lack of financial and human resources and
general organisational anaemia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Media Business Studies
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)33-50
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 518 Media and communications
  • Metropolitan newspapers
  • innovation
  • strategic management
  • United States

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