Pitfalls of attention work in the innovation ecosystem

Dr. Vilma Luoma-aho, Dr. Turo Uskali & Alisa Weinstein, Stanford University, University of Jyväskylä, Finland & Blue Practice Communications, San Francisco

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Innovation is an organic process that is difficult to control. It is very much related and dependent on things around it, its growing environment. In fact, innovation requires an ecosystem to support its birth. Others speak of innovation system that is maintained by the interaction between people, enterprises and institutions. The paper focuses on attention workers, mainly PR-practitioners and journalists...

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How journalists report on innovation: ‘Models’ of innovation among working UK journalists

Dr. Marc Ventresca and Roy Nyberg, University of Oxford, Said Business School

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Journalists cover innovations frequently, but academic research is only beginning to explore issues at the interface of journalism and innovation – i.e. how do current conventions in the practice of journalism shape the coverage of innovation, what features of innovation make it difficult to report on, and how these issues influence each other. This research reports on variations in how practicing journalists, editors, and innovation bloggers (henceforth all referred to as “journalists”), conceptualize ‘innovation’...

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