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The Life Informatic – Newsmaking in the Digital Era - Cornell Scholarship Online
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The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era

Dominic Boyer


News journalism is in the midst of radical transformation brought about by the spread of digital information and communication technology and the rise of neoliberalism. What does it look like, however, from the inside of a news organization? This book offers the first anthropological ethnography of contemporary office-based news journalism. The result is an account of journalists struggling to maintain their expertise and authority, even as they find their principles and skills profoundly challenged by ever more complex and fast-moving streams of information. The book's findings challenge popu ... More

Keywords: news journalism, digital information, communication technology, neoliberalism, journalists, screenwork, digital liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451881
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic Boyer, author
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rice University

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