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By Pablo J. Boczkowski

Before information companies started placing their content material on-line, humans bought the scoop in print or on television and usually outdoors of the office. yet these days, such a lot folks control the headlines from our desks at paintings, and we've got develop into familiar with speedy entry to a starting to be offer of continually up-to-date tales on the net. this variation within the quantity of stories to be had in addition to how we eat it's been coupled with an unforeseen improvement in editorial hard work: rival information organisations can now continue tabs at the festival and imitate them, leading to a reduce within the variety of the scoop. Peeking contained in the newsrooms the place newshounds create tales and the paintings settings the place the general public reads them, Pablo J. Boczkowski finds why reporters give a contribution to the starting to be similarity of news—even even though they dislike it—and why shoppers acquiesce to a media method they locate more and more dissatisfying.

Comparing and contrasting newspapers in Buenos Aires with related advancements within the usa, News at Work deals an enlightening standpoint on residing in a global with additional information yet much less news.

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Rivkin maintains, “The profound influence of imitation on industrial dynamics is, by now, well established” (2000, p. 824). Perhaps the most developed research area on this phenomenon has been the study of interorganizational mimicry. Inspired by DiMaggio and Powell’s (1983) seminal work on “mimetic isomorphism,” scholars have theorized how factors such as uncertainty, status, legitimacy, social networks, and ecological processes lead a firm to imitate others in its organizational field or market (Davis & Greve, 1997; Galaskiewicz & Wasserman, 1989; Haunschild, 1993; Haunschild & Miner, 1997; Haveman, 1993).

Chapter 7 assesses these various aspects of the findings from a comparative perspective. The Argentine location is an asset for yet another reason. The vast majority of scholarship on online news, in particular, and the social, political, and cultural implications of digital media, in general, relies primarily on data from the United States and, to a lesser extent, other industrialized nations. But the emergence and evolution of digital media are not only global but also globalizing phenomena that deepen information flows across often very distant and quite different locales.

169), thus limiting their value in shedding light on evolutionary dynamics across media. In sum, communication and media scholarship has focused on the practices whereby journalists imitate their peers—often providing an engaging depiction of the situational factors that shape these practices—and called attention to the homogeneity of news content. However, it has often not integrated studies of imitation practices with those on the homogeneity in news 17 C h a p t e r O ne products and failed to furnish systematic evidence of the concerns regarding these product effects.

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