This brief article presents some remarks about the material turn in journalism studies. It argues that this turn might push these studies in a more cosmopolitan theoretical direction by inviting analysts to engage with a wide array of fields of inquiry. It also contends that this turn might unsettle two major common methodological practices in studies of newswork: a focus on journalists and on newsrooms as the critical actors and locales. Looking at the objects of newsmaking might reveal the broad spectrum of actors implicated in this process - not just journalists - and the spatially distributed network of connections - that include the newsroom as one key locale, but not the only one - from which the news emerges.
- Science and Technology Studies
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- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)