Saturday, July 25, 2009

Future of journalism

Firstly read Adam West's summation.

Introducing: the journalist of the future

This combines the technical skills the new journalist will need (plus the old ones), new ways of collaborating with audiences and journalists across the globe; and most importantly an entrepreneurial edge to create an army of “creative entrepreneurs”. more


Very nice Adam,

But then you've been sparky from the go.One thing whilst the use of the word "journalist" is appropriate in situating your argument, could it be that the finder of news will not be called a "journalist" - an arcane word?

And could it be that if The Media Standard Trust et al work through a trusted-kite mark system to acknowledge journalists who meet the new "standard", it's likely they'll be further fragmentation, such that old style journalism will persist, new will hold its own and then there's the unknown?

The unknown presents an interesting scenario. I remember working in the dotcom boom of 2000 in Soho and whilst we knew web Mk II as we called it would happen, we couldn't envisage this.

Now, if we trend extrapolate, much of what we see now has intensified in the last five years of the web's more or less populous 15 years and the next disruption/liberation could be even more startling.

For IM6's, one of the names I have given it :Game theory; News grids; 3d web (metaverse) facilitated by game graphic cards; new non sequential narratologies, and greater filtering could be the norm. And the delivery of news could increasingly occupy public spaces.

In 2001 Viacom asked our company then to work on something called XTP ( Cross track projection) - visuals on the underground. Public space, also was a key point in Beyond Broadcast- Media Futures 2000.

Professional filters seems to be something lecturers will become, according to one former Vice Chancellor advising the UK government. I have got that link somewhere.

Anyhow's great stuff all the same.