The Impact of Multimedia Journalism on Ageism in Television News – Commodification and the Anxiety of Aging in the Newsroom
Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies
Television news corporations changed their work roles from a tradition of team production to a ‘one-man-band’ method of production. Many veteran reporters are hesitant to accept the new methodology. This study intended to examine how television news reporters adjusted to more work demands and new technologies. A questionnaire was combined with participant observation for analysis. The participants included 289 television journalists, selected from local affiliates throughout the United States. The results indicate that there is preference for younger workers and burnout occurring to all age groups. This study explores the commodification of the profession in terms of labour value.
Cummings, Dean C..
"The Impact of Multimedia Journalism on Ageism in Television News – Commodification and the Anxiety of Aging in the Newsroom."
Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies: Intellect.