Pablo J. Boczkowski
Department of Communication Studies
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
pjb9 [at] northwestern [dot] edu
I am a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University and, starting in fall 2011, Director of the Program in Media, Technology and Society. I got my Ph.D. in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University in 2001. Before coming to Northwestern, I was the Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Assistant Professor of Organization Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
I am the author of the award-winning books, Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers (MIT Press, 2004) and News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and twenty-five papers and over fifty conference presentations.
I am currently working on three book projects. The first, joint with Eugenia Mitchelstein, analyzes the divergent online news preferences of journalists and consumers in North America, Latin America and Western Europe, and reflects on the implications of this divergence for the future of media and democracy. The second is an ethnographic and historical study of the demise of print newspapers in the United States, France and Argentina as a window into larger dynamics of institutional crisis. The third, in collaboration with Tarleton Gillespie and Kirsten Foot, is an edited volume on the linkages between the fields of communication and science and technology studies.