Donnerstag, April 06, 2006

Aktion Buch: Digitizing the News

Pablo J. Boczkowski, Associate Professor, School of Communication at Northwestern University, analyzed in his book Digitizing the News - published in 2004 - how daily newspapers in America have developed electronic publishing ventures in the last 25 years and what we can learn from that for today and tomorrow.

Sprache: Englisch
Hardcover, 264 Seiten, The MIT Press
2004, ISBN 0262025590

Synopsis (taken from
[...] Pablo Boczkowski shows that new media emerge not just in a burst of revolutionary technological change but by merging the structures and practices of existing media with newly available technical capabilities. His multi-disciplinary perspectives of science and technology, communication, and organization studies yield analytical insights into the material culture of online newsrooms, the production processes of new media products, and the relationships between offline and online dynamics. Boczkowski traces daily newspapers' early consumer-oriented non print publishing initiatives, from the now-forgotten videotex efforts of the 1980s to the rise of the World Wide Web in the mid 1990s. He then examines the formative years of news on the Web during the second half of the 1990s, when the content of online newspapers varied from simple reproduction of the print edition to new material with interactive and multimedia features. With this picture of the recent history of non print publishing as background, Boczkowski provides ethnographic, fly-on-the-wall accounts of three innovations in content creation: the Technology section of The New York Times on the Web; the Virtual Voyager project of the; and the Community Connection initiative of New Jersey Online [...]

Das beachtens- und lesenswerte Buch (in englischer Sprache) kann man kaufen z.B. über (or, im guten Buchhandel, oder auch - mit ein wenig Glück - von mir geschenkt bekommen!

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