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Hardcover | $40.00 X | £32.95 | 376 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 2 b&w illus. | May 2017 | ISBN: 9780262036092
eBook | $28.00 X | May 2017 | ISBN: 9780262339674
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Remaking the News

Essays on the Future of Journalism Scholarship in the Digital Age


The use of digital technology has transformed the way news is produced, distributed, and received. Just as media organizations and journalists have realized that technology is a central and indispensable part of their enterprise, scholars of journalism have shifted their focus to the role of technology. In Remaking the News, leading scholars chart the future of studies on technology and journalism in the digital age.

These ongoing changes in journalism invite scholars to rethink how they approach this dynamic field of inquiry. The contributors consider theoretical and methodological issues; concepts from the social science canon that can help make sense of journalism; the occupational culture and practice of journalism; and major gaps in current scholarship on the news: analyses of inequality, history, and failure.

Mike Ananny, C. W. Anderson, Rodney Benson, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Mark Deuze, William H. Dutton, Matthew Hindman, Seth C. Lewis, Eugenia Mitchelstein, W. Russell Neuman, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Zizi Papacharissi, Victor Pickard, Mirjam Prenger, Sue Robinson, Michael Schudson, Jane B. Singer, Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Rodrigo Zamith

About the Editors

Pablo J. Boczkowski is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers, coauthor of The News Gap: When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge, and coeditor of Remaking the News: Essays on the Future of Journalism Scholarship in the Digital Age (all published by the MIT Press).

C. W. Anderson is Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island (CUNY); as of the Fall of 2017 he will be a Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of multiple books and articles on digital journalism, sociology, political communication, and science and technology studies.


“Arriving at a moment of extreme disruption in journalism as both practice and business, Boczkowski and Anderson’s collection Remaking the News will anchor scholarship in the field for years. Insights on the future of the field of journalism studies—the answers to ‘what if’ questions—are in this collection and the future of news may well be shaped by the ideas in it.”
Gina Neff, Oxford Internet Institute
“How should you study digital news? Imagine a syllabus of the top scholars researching these questions, who came together for a conference and conversations, and produced new and illuminating work about the study of words and things in news. That is what you get with this fascinating, highly readable, and insightful volume.”
James T. Hamilton, Hearst Professor of Communication, Stanford University