Press and Media

Press and Media problem: Staff Issues

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Literature Review: Staff Issues problem for Press and Media

This “Ten Problems for Press and Media in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. profitability, 
  2. subsidies,
  3. entertainment,
  4. artificial intelligence,
  5. disinformation,
  6. trust,
  7. diversity,
  8. regulation,
  9. staff issues,
  10. podcasts.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

9 Staff Issues

THE PROBLEM — In a climate of widespread hostility, courage is needed to continue investigating corruption, tax evasion or organized crime. Promoting the safety of journalists is closely related to press freedom. The representation of all minority groups in the media and creative sector is often not guaranteed even in highly developed countries like the United Kingdom. Negative attitudes towards mothers are encountered by a significant proportion of women.

CASE STUDIES — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

CONCLUSIONS — The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media. On average, every five days a journalist is killed for bringing information to the public. A specific indicator that has been agreed by the United Nations as part of the Sustainable Development Goals treats the safety of journalists as a benchmark. Information and communication technologies use can both energize and fatigue users, sometimes even at the same time, a phenomenon that we term Digital Fatigue Paradox. Governments and health organizations have sought partnership with influencers to assist in COVID-19 recovery efforts and to pursue global solidarity. The exit of mothers is by far the most acute manifestation of the impact of a wider perception of uncaring employment practices. For at least ten years women have been graduating with journalist and media degrees at a higher rate than men, but this is not sufficiently reflected in the workforce, in particular at higher levels. Well-crafted and well delivered COVID-19 headlines cannot be attractive to only a trained eye or ear, they can also be a pleasure to read or listen to. Minority ethnic producers face a number of challenges in targeting their ‘imagined community’. The rise of robots / machines in media production tasks resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution do affect the quality of work life in religious television.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Press and Media in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page 

booklet updated on 5 May 2021, now on sale as version 1.1 

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