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Pablo J. Boczkowski
Professor; Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor; Director, MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises
Communication Studies; Radio/Television/Film

Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Room 2-146
Evanston , IL 60208

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Pablo J. Boczkowski (he/him/his) is Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Latinx Digital Media, and Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program, both at Northwestern, and Co-Founder and Co- Director of the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina, a joint initiative between Northwestern and Universidad de San Andrés, in Buenos Aires. In 2020 he was named Fellow of the International Communication Association. His research program examines the dynamics of digital culture from a comparative perspective. He is the author of six books, four edited volumes, and over fifty journal articles. Three of his books are being published in 2021: Abundance: On the Experience of Living in a World of Information Plenty (Oxford University Press), The Digital Environment: How We Live, Learn, Work, and Play Now (with Eugenia Mitchelstein, MIT Press) and The Journalism Manifesto (with Barbie Zelizer and Chris Anderson, Polity). His current book projects include  Social Media Studies: Comparative Perspectives (with Mora Matassi, under contract with MIT Press) and The Patina of Distrust: Misinformation in a Context of Generalized Skepticism (with Eugenia Mitchelstein, Facundo Suenzo, and María Celeste Wagner, in progress).. He writes regularly for Infobae América, and is an unfailing —and often heartbroken—supporter of San Lorenzo de Almagro.


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

Selected Publications

Boczkowski, P. & Mitchelstein, E. (2013). The news gap: When the information preferences of the media and the public diverge. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Boczkowski, P. (2010). News at work: Imitation in an age of information abundance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Boczkowski, P. (2004). Digitizing the news: Innovation in online newspapers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Gillespie, T., Boczkowski, P., & Foot, K. (2014). Media technologies: Essays on

Selected Awards and Honors

2011 Best Book Award, Section on Communication and Information Technologies, American Sociological Association.

2005 Outstanding Book Award, International Communication Association.

2005 Outstanding Book Award, Critical and Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association.

2004 Outstanding Book Award, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association.