School of Communication

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Department of Communication Studies

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive, Room 2-146
Evanston , IL 60208-2952
Graduate Programs: Media, Technology & Society, Communication Studies

Pablo Boczkowski's research program examines the transition from print to digital media, with a focus on the organizational and occupational dynamics of contemporary journalism. He is the author of Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers (MIT Press, 2004), News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and over twenty papers and fifty conference presentations. He is 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. For more information, see his personal site.


PhD Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
MA Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Doctor, Psychology, University of Belgrano, Argentina
Licenciado (5-year undergraduate degree), Psychology, University of Buenos Aires

Recent Publications

Boczkowski, P (2009). Rethinking hard and soft news production: From common ground to divergent paths. Journal of Communication, 59, 98-116.

Boczkowski, P. (2009). Technology, monitoring and imitation in contemporary news work. Communication, Culture & Critique, 2, 39-58.

Boczkowski, P., & de Santos, M. (2007). When more media equals less news: Patterns of content homogenization in Argentina's leading print and online newspapers. Political Communication, 24, 167-190.

Mitchelstein, E., & Boczkowski, P. (in press). Between tradition and change: A review of recent research on online news production. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 10 (5).

Recent Awards and Honors

2005 Outstanding Book Award of the International Communication Association


395-021 The Sociology of Online News
525-025 Media Meets Technology
525 Field Research in Media Organizations