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News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Abstract

Before news organizations began putting their content online, people got the news in print or on TV and almost always outside of the workplace. But nowadays, most of us keep an eye on the headlines from our desks at work, and we have become accustomed to instant access to a growing supply of constantly updated stories on the Web. This change in the amount of news available as well as how we consume it has been coupled with an unexpected development in editorial labor: rival news organizations can now keep tabs on the competition and imitate them, resulting in a decrease in the diversity of the ... More

Keywords: news organizations, instant access, Web, editorial labor, diversity, journalists, news, media, Buenos Aires, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226062792
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo J. Boczkowski, author