Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

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Thesis or dissertation

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Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics in the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania

Advisor: Syd Havely


The purpose of this thesis is to design a new model for modern journalism to achieve sustainability in a rapidly changing technological and global market place. The thesis offers literature review, new tools and systems perspectives for current news media managers that include Systems Thinking Frameworks and Idealized Design. The theory of Disruptive Technology is employed to explain why the industry is in the state that it is in. The thesis is encompassed in a discussion of the importance of journalism and explicates Thomas Jefferson’s notion that journalism is necessary to preserve democracy.





Date Posted: 07 January 2015