Cyberfactories: How News Agencies Produce News by Barbara Czarniawska

By Barbara Czarniawska

Have you puzzled how organisations make a decision which information is necessary? This insightful e-book portrays intimately daily paintings in 3 information companies: Swedish TT, Italian ANSA and the global Reuters.

This specified research is set organizing instead of journalism, revealing accelerating phenomena: cybernization (machines play a a growing number of crucial position in information construction) and cyborgization (people depend increasingly more on machines). Barbara Czarniawska finds that technological advancements bring about many unforeseen outcomes and issues.

Cyberfactories will turn out necessary to researchers drawn to modern sorts of organizing, experiences of expertise, and media. it is going to additionally attract a lay reader attracted to how information is produced.

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Evening Editor could have written: “We didn’t make a clip of the debate reported by Dagens Nyheter because the investigation it’s based upon isn’t well described. We don’t know how it was done, how many people were asked, when, where, how. Somebody must call them during the day and ask”. But perhaps I read the same article and notice that all this is in fact explained. Then there is nothing to prevent me from saying: “No, we are going to report this”. Still, it’s good to know my predecessor’s reasoning.

1 TT–MULTIMEDIA NEWS PROVIDER Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT) is the largest news agency in Scandinavia, and the only nationwide Swedish agency with a complete news service. TT provides Swedish news media with fast and accurate news around the clock, every day of the year. Most of Sweden’s over 100 newspapers, as well as radio and TV stations, government offices, and private corporations, subscribe to TT’s service. We operate with an effective and very professional staff for news coverage of all sorts: domestic and international; sports, economy, and entertainment; for print media, radio, and TV, and all types of electronic media.

Next, she checks Reuters economic news (the period of my study coincided with the beginning of the financial crisis in the US). After that, she takes a look at the evening papers (which arrive in the morning nowadays), and at the Financial Times and New York Times. Then she talks to Morning Editor about what has happened during the previous couple of hours. 00 A Text Editor who works at Central Desk comes in. indd 46 17/11/2011 16:04 TT, or a day at work 47 Local News Editor comes in and checks what happened during the evening and the night before, as well as previous plans for the day.

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