Chris Anderson of the Columbia School of Journalism has written an interesting academic paper on how Web production is changing the newsroom's processes.
His paper, which is being presented to the Online Journalism Symposium at University of Texas this week, identifies some developments many of us can agree upon.
The main one is the focus on audience metrics and their distribution across the newsroom. I know this to be true with us and others --- we are sharing more information than ever about what's working with our audience, not necessarily to the point of altering our approaches markedly, but certainly affecting them.
And Anderson also notes a changed focus to the "active, creative audience," again an obvious trend that assumes many more contributors and communities of interest are in our midst.