Poepsel dissertation

Dissertation: “The Mutual Shaping of Technology in a News Establishment: Social journalism and organizational change”

My dissertation, completed and defended in the summer of 2011 focused on the introduction of an innovative content management system into a newsroom with a century’s worth of experience in daily newspaper publishing. The theoretical approach is the mutual shaping of technology (MST) construct, which examines how technologies are both diffused through cultures and re-shaped by cultures. My dissertation employed the in-depth interview method of data gathering coupled with qualitative data analysis.

If you want the whole thing, here’s a link to get you started. Alternatively, you can contact me at SIUE.


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