DOI link for The technologies
The technologies book
The two most dominant thematic clusters of research published in Digital Journalism are technology and platforms. This chapter features a review of the technology-oriented research in digital journalism studies. Within the technology thematic cluster, there are three key themes of research: 1) Data journalism, 2) Analytics and metrics, and 3) Algorithms and automation. These three themes show that this interdisciplinary field has turned towards studying the evolving and complex interplay between digital technology and journalism, using different theories, methods, and ways of thinking about these relationships. Each of these themes has been the subject of one or even two special issues in the journal Digital Journalism, and they have become more distinct from each other over time. Moreover, the research in these themes connects with audiences, the third largest thematic cluster of research published in Digital Journalism. Few digital journalism studies scholars have studied technology (as technological actants) per se, nor are there many that have integrated the study of actors with (technological) actants or audiences.