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By Barbara Czarniawska

Have you questioned how businesses make a decision which information is necessary? This insightful publication portrays intimately daily paintings in 3 information corporations: Swedish TT, Italian ANSA and the global Reuters.

This certain examine is ready organizing instead of journalism, revealing accelerating phenomena: cybernization (machines play a progressively more vital position in information creation) and cyborgization (people count an increasing number of on machines). Barbara Czarniawska unearths that technological advancements result in many unforeseen results and issues.

Cyberfactories will end up necessary to researchers attracted to modern types 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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The Editor meets Night Editor who is still there, and asks if there is anything that requires immediate attention. Then Morning Editor and Morning Reporter listen to the radio news, and watch the TV news. If something “big” happens, they start working with it immediately – it’s important to be first. Thus, they check the availability of local reporters, or activate their own. “Our main journalistic strategy is to be first” (Int. 3/5). Morning Editor opens a computer and DEWAR, the shared platform with texts to be edited, and also the newswire and the website.

Indd 49 17/11/2011 16:04 50 Cyberfactories (Int. 3/8). Central Desk Editor and Managing Editor check that nothing is missing, and express opinions on how things should be written, and on what is more and what is less important. How is this decided? It depends completely on what it is. After all, we are sitting – all day long – in a fusillade of information and events.  . one feels directly [snaps fingers] that this is nothing to write about – and this is obviously something to write about. Some things are already known, these are important events that just acquire new details; others are new but easy to judge.

Evening Editors work five days and are free for the next four. Night Editor keeps the watch during the night. Gate-and-Diary person5 checks TT’s general mailbox and either sends the items that seem interesting to the basket of Desk Editor or deletes them. The main task associated with that position is “to raise the alarm when something important comes across, then shout: ‘Check this! Check what has happened! We’ve received this press release that’s clearly very important. ’” (Int. 3/5). ) The same person keeps the schedule of coming events, which is the basis for the work of Planning Editor.

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