We examine how changes in information and communication technologies (ICTs) become implicated in temporal shifts within organizations. Specifically, we explore how the established temporal structures associated with the production of news are changing as news organizations expand their strategies from only printing traditional newspapers to also publishing online news. We identify a number of shifts in temporal structures in such organizations, and describe how these reflect neither technological necessity nor autonomous managerial strategy, but are constituted in and through the everyday work practices of editors and journalists, as these are shaped by the online medium. Our analysis suggests a number of important implications for understanding the temporality of ICT-mediated change in organizations.
Jones, Matthew; Munir, Kamal; Orlikowski, Wanda; and Runde, Jochen, "About Time Too: Online News and Changing Temporal Structures in the Newspaper Industry" (2008). ICIS 2008 Proceedings. 156.