Technology and Journalism


Technology has played an important role in the historical development of journalism. Today, the linkage between technology and journalism is as deep and complex as ever. Technologies that were in early development just two decades ago—if they existed at all—have transformed key aspects of contemporary news production, distribution, and consumption and challenged foundational theories of mass communication, from gatekeeping to information flow. They have led to the development of new forms of journalistic labor that are “technologically specific,” or defined by and dependent upon technology. They have also changed how scholars approach the study of journalism.

The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies
Rodrigo Zamith
Rodrigo Zamith
Associate Professor

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of journalism and technology, with a focus on the reconfiguration of journalism in a changing media environment and the development of digital research methods for social scientists.