Going Digital


In an excerpt from a forthcoming book, sociologist Pablo Boczkowski explores how online adjuncts to traditional newspapers have been transforming the concept of news. Notably, "The news moves from being mostly journalist-centered, communicated as a monologue, and primarily local, to also being increasingly audience-centered, part of multiple conversations, and micro-local." More darkly, at least for those of us with the traditional church-and-state view of how the business staff should relate to the newsroom, advertising personnel are aquiring more influence on what gets covered.