Sustainability of Organizational Change in the Newsroom: A Case Study of Australian Newspapers

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Title Sustainability of Organizational Change in the Newsroom: A Case Study of Australian Newspapers
Author Massey, Brian L.; Ewart, Jacqueline Ann
Journal Name Journal on Media Management
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article examines the sustainability of newsroom change through the lens of an ambitious change project called “Readers First” at a group of Australian regional newspapers. Survey data were gathered over 3 consecutive years from rank-and-file newsworkers who participated in the program. It was found that, contrary to the problems usually associated with support for change programs, Readers First received sustained attitudinal support from newsworkers. Agreeing with the goals for change, feeling involved in change, and believing that managers managed change well were the best predictors of their support for change. Training in change had no discernible effect on support. Professionalism had its limits as a predictor of support.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14241277.2012.657283
Volume 14
Issue Number 3
Page from 207
Page to 225
ISSN 1424-1277
Date Accessioned 2012-09-06
Date Available 2013-05-31T00:52:34Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Media Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47323
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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