Making Change: Diffusion of Technological, Relational, and Cultural Innovation in the Newsroom

Ekdale, B., Singer, J., Tully, M. & Harmsen, S. (2015). Making Change: Diffusion of Technological, Relational, and Cultural Innovation in the Newsroom. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(4), pp. 938-958. doi: 10.1177/1077699015596337

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Abstract

Diffusion of innovations theory typically has been applied to the spread of a particular technology or practice rather than the interplay of a cluster of innovations. This case study of a news company undergoing significant change seeks to offer a deeper understanding of multifaceted industry upheaval by considering the diffusion of three interdependent yet distinct changes. Findings suggest technological change faces the fewest hurdles, as journalists recognize the need to adapt their practices to newer capabilities. Changes to audience relationships face greater resistance, while responses to changes to the professional culture of journalism remain the most tepid.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diffusion of Innovations, newsroom study, professional culture
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Arts > Department of Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/6752

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