Value systems and decision-making styles of newspaper front-line editors

George Sylvie*, J.Sonia Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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As American newspapers face declining readership, quality concerns, and changing technology and public tastes, newspaper decision-making style remains relatively unexamined. This study re-examines national survey data on U.S. editors charged with choosing, justifying, editing, and publishing the news. In a search for values that underlie decision-making styles, the study uncovers five style predictors: gender, experience, social values, journalistic values, and organizational values. Audience-related values were not significant predictors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-82
Number of pages22
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


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