Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151081
Title: When journalism and automation intersect : assessing the influence of the technological field on contemporary newsrooms
Authors: Wu, Shangyuan
Tandoc, Edson C.
Salmon, Charles Thomas
Keywords: Social sciences::Journalism
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Wu, S., Tandoc, E. C. & Salmon, C. T. (2019). When journalism and automation intersect : assessing the influence of the technological field on contemporary newsrooms. Journalism Practice, 13(10), 1238-1254. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2019.1585198
Journal: Journalism Practice
Abstract: In this era of “big data”, where information circulates in unprecedented amounts, this paper examines the use of automation in newsrooms to manage the data deluge—not from the perspective of newsworkers, but from the technologists driving these digital innovations instead. These technologists, in their work with journalists, have to learn about journalistic rules while carrying with them technology’s own internal logic. Using field theory and in-depth interviews with leading technological firms in data science and management, this study maps out the principles and practices of the technological field and the pressures and powers it exerts on the journalistic field today. Study findings reveal the extent to which technological firms are able to impose their own logics on the journalistic field and become a potentially transformative force, challenging traditional conceptions of what journalism is.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151081
ISSN: 1751-2786
DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2019.1585198
Rights: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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