Digital technologies have placed severe pressure on the traditional business and revenue model of print journalism. However, new technologies also create opportunities for leveraging digital and data services against audience expansion and alternative revenue streams. Although individual news media have begun to experiment with new services and organizational models, research into the effectiveness of these practices has been uncoordinated and there is little research on which organizational practices work best and under which circumstances.
Four researchers have started worked on JOLT projects relating to Organisational Disruption.
- Giuliander Carpes da Silva is based at the University of Toulouse II to investigate the impact of infomediary companies (e.g. Google, Facebook) on journalism. He is supervised by Dr Nikos Smyrnaios.
- Mathias Felipe de Lima Santos is based at the Centre for Internet Studies and Digital Life at the University of Navarra to investigate the strategic branding of data journalism. She is supervised by Professor Ramón Salaverría.
- Clara González Tosat is based at the Centre for Internet Studies and Digital Life at the University of Navarra to investigate the globalization of online news provision beyond traditional geographic boundaries. He is supervised by Dr Charo Sádaba.
- Sophie Chauvet is based at Samsa.fr in Paris to investigate how the latest developments in data analytics and audience metrics can be used to drive data-driven decision-making in newsrooms. She is supervised by Mr Philippe Couve (Samsa) and Dr Nikos Smyrnaios (UPS).