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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Powers, Angela
Title: Transformation of business practices in news organizations of emerging democracies: a case study of Egyptian newspapers
Is part of: Media transformations, 2012, vol. 7, p. 70-85
Date: 2012
Keywords: Egypt media;Newspapers;Management;News sources
Abstract: This study analyzed journalistic standards and management styles at two major government-owned newspapers in Egypt, al-Ahram and al-Gomhuria, as the country transforms from an autocracy to a more liberalized democracy. Findings indicated if the goal of Egypt media is to become professionally and economically stable, a need exists for privatization, as well as the use of more news sources, and coverage of more local and human interest stories. Such changes would serve to broaden the definition of news in Egypt, thereby appealing to a more diverse audience interested in health, culture, or labor issues in addition to stories on government, business, and politics. While the use of unofficial sources in 2011 stories increased, the majority of stories used only one or two sources. The study also indicated management and leadership training of professionals would result in commitment and understanding of organizational and management theory with the potential of increasing profits.
Internet: /10.7220/2029-865X.07.04
Appears in Collections:Media Transformations 2012, vol. 7

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