Pablo J. Boczkowski

Pablo J. Boczkowski is professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, co-director of the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina, and starting in 2019 also senior research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Germany. From 2014 to 2017 he served as the inaugural MSLCE faculty director. He earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 2001, and was on the faculty at MIT from 2001 until he joined Northwestern in 2005. His research program examines the dynamics of digital culture from a comparative perspective. He is the author of three books, three edited volumes, over thirty journal articles, twenty book chapters, and eighty conference presentations. He is currently the coordinator of Project NET, a study of the consumption of news, entertainment, and technology in Argentina, Finland, Israel, Japan, and the United States.


PhD Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
MA Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
  Doctor, Psychology, University of Belgrano, Argentina
  Licenciado (5-year undergraduate degree), Psychology, University of Buenos Aires

Selected Publications

Boczkowski, P. & Mitchelstein, E. (2013). The news gap: When the information preferences of the media and the public diverge. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Boczkowski, P. (2010). News at work: Imitation in an age of information abundance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Boczkowski, P. (2004). Digitizing the news: Innovation in online newspapers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Gillespie, T., Boczkowski, P., & Foot, K. (2014). Media technologies: Essays on

Selected Awards and Honors

2011  Best Book Award, Section on Communication and Information Technologies, American Sociological Association.

2005  Outstanding Book Award, International Communication Association.

2005  Outstanding Book Award, Critical and Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association.

2004  Outstanding Book Award, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association.

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Professor; Director, MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises


Communication Studies


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Graduate Programs:

Communication Studies; Leadership for Creative Enterprises; Media, Technology, and Society