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Articles by Pablo Boczkowski

Pablo J. Boczkowski is professor and director of the Program in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University.
“We can feel nostalgic about a media world slowly but steadily waning, or instead imagine that perhaps a more decentralized and effective everyday culture of critique and argumentation might emerge over time.”
“The stark contrast between editorial dynamics and electoral preferences might lead to two trends directly affecting the news media in the short-term future.”
“The top-down news infrastructure of the previous century has not been replaced by a grassroots, bottom-up alternative. What has emerged instead is a matrix that combines the concentration of ownership and attention of the legacy media system with the distribution of communication flows of daily life.”
“News organizations used to get by with minimal research expenditures because, for most of the second half of the 20th century, they had major profits and operated in fairly stable markets.”
“The year ahead might bring news organizations that will pay more attention to the public. While that might be good for their bottom lines, it might also be bad for the quality of our democratic life.”