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Digital Journalism, Disruptiveinnovation, Qualitativeinterviews, Media Sociology, News Gaming, Engagement, Augmented Reality, Virtualreality

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Utilizing the theory for disruptive innovation, this study endeavorsto better understand how working self-identified digital journalistsconceptualize innovation and perceive the impact of technologicalinnovation on practice. Through in-depth interviews with 25 digitaljournalists, this studyfinds that journalists often perceiveinnovation as market-driven andfight against its incorporation, inpart because their newsrooms don’t engage with the technologyenough to train them to use it. The authors argue that journalismas afield is not well suited to innovation and any implementationmust be thoughtfully carried out. Finally, this study concludes bytheorizing about how thesefindings connect to both industryand digital journalism studies research.

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Journalism Studies, v. 22, issue 11, p. 1636-1449

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journalism Studies on 14 Sep 2021, available online: