Local newspaper publishing: editorial structure and environmental effects - a case study
2011 (English)In: Advances in Printing and Media Technology, Vol. 38, 403-410 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Media companies operate in a dynamic environment where change is a constant. Pursuing change in a media company implies an opportunity to optimize processes on different levels. In order to meet these opportunities, as well as being proactive when it comes to environmental performance, we need to understand the current structure of media companies. Better understanding can lead to finding ways to optimize the workflow and to implement other improvements.
This study investigates the structure of the editorial processes and other processes regarding content production of a local newspaper in Sweden, Norrtelje Tidning. The objective is to analyze the workflow in order to discover how the different steps in the production process might affect potential environmental impact. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken to identify the process steps involved in the content production. Environmental data was then collected for each process step, and a screening environmental assessment with a life-cycle perspective was performed.
The major reasons for potential environmental impact related to content production at Norrtelje Tidning are travel and the use of electronic devices. These two areas are relevant to focus on when striving to reduce environmental impact on a general level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 38, 403-410 p.
local newspaper, work process, environmental impact, media industry, life cycle assessment (LCA)
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105850OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-105850DiVA: diva2:572514
QC 201211282012-11-282012-11-282015-04-16Bibliographically approved