REPORT: Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2017

Hackwood Park through the Crystal Ball by Jlhopgood, licence: CC BY-ND 2.0

New Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report “Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2017” is now published.

This year’s key developments will centre on fears about how changing technology is affecting the quality of information and the state of our democracy, writes Nic Newman, the author of the report and a research associate at the RISJ. Report is based on a survey of 143 CEOs, editors and digital leaders from 24 different countries.

Here are some examples of the fears and predictions for 2017:

  • Publishers see the rise of fake news as a chance for quality journalism to stand out.
  • Job cuts and losses across the news industry will continue.
  • More experimentation with Virtual Reality (VR)
  • More focus on algorithmic accountability

The report is available to download on RISJ website here.

Picture: Hackwood Park through the Crystal Ball by Jlhopgood, licence: CC BY-ND 2.0

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