Media and manias : news and economic decision-making

Authors: Augey, Dominique; Brin, Colette
Abstract: This paper proposes an interdisciplinary framework of mass communication and economic theory to examine the role of the media in economic decision-making. The recent expansion of business-financial news in the mass media and the development of specialized information sources for the general public is linked to the democratization of the stock market, which is related to the development of managerial capitalism. Speculative bubbles are also examined in this context of general economic transformation. Media coverage of the 2000 speculative bubble in France and Quebec illustrates the double trend of « economization » of media discourse and « popularization » of business-financial news.
Document Type: Chapitre d'ouvrage
Issue Date: 12 May 2004
Open Access Date: 11 April 2018
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: 6th World Media Economics Conference Proceedings
Centre d'études sur les médias
Collection:Chapitres de livre

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