A1 Journal article (refereed)
“They’re a little bit squeezed in the middle” : strategic challenges for innovation in US Metropolitan newspaper organisations (2020)

Villi, M., Grönlund, M., Linden, C.-G., Lehtisaari, K., Mierzejewska, B., Picard, R. G., & Röpnack, A. (2020). “They’re a little bit squeezed in the middle” : strategic challenges for innovation in US Metropolitan newspaper organisations. Journal of Media Business Studies, 17(1), 33-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/16522354.2019.1630099

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Villi, Mikko; Grönlund, Mikko; Linden, Carl-Gustav; Lehtisaari, Katja; Mierzejewska, Bozena; Picard, Robert G.; Röpnack, Axel

Journal or series: Journal of Media Business Studies

ISSN: 1652-2354

eISSN: 2376-2977

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 17

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 33-50

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/16522354.2019.1630099

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68603


This paper focuses on media innovation among publishers of metropolitan newspapers in the United States, in cities such as San Diego, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia and Dallas. The situation for metropolitan newspapers is difficult, as they fall between national newspapers, which can aim for extending their reach both nationally and globally, and local newspapers, which have a smaller cost structure and can cater to a more limited, and often more engaged, audience community. Our paper demonstrates that there seems to be great awareness of what can be done by US metropolitan newspapers, but managers are struggling with constraints, such as lack of financial and human resources and general organisational anaemia.

Keywords: newspapers; innovations; strategic leadership

Free keywords: metropolitan newspapers; innovation; strategic management; United States

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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