Reassembling Cultural Journalism in the Digital Age

  • Ursula PlesnerEmail author


As digital infrastructures develop and spread, the media production industry changes drastically. This has implications for the understanding and practice of journalism as an occupation. This chapter offers an organizational analysis of professional struggles around digitalization in a public service broadcaster, showing how new technologies and tasks become elements in cultural journalism in new ways. It poses the question how actors renegotiate or ‘reassemble’ cultural journalism in the digital age and proposes that changes in roles, tasks, and values are slowly changing journalism as an occupation. The analysis shows that digitalization is more than producing ‘digitalized content’—it is also about understanding the role and tasks of journalists differently, displaying organizational professionalism, and about negotiating new organizational structures and occupational categories.


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  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark

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