Political and Economic News in the Age of Multinationals


Tworek HJS. Political and Economic News in the Age of Multinationals. Business History Review. 2015;89 (3).


This article compares two media multinationals that supplied different genres of news, political and economic. Most media companies provided both genres, and these categories often overlapped. Still, investigating two firms founded in twentieth-century Germany shows how product differentiation affects the organization, geographical orientation, and business models of multinationals. While political news had the greatest impact when it was free and ubiquitous, economic news was most effective when it was expensive and exclusive.

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