Tuesday 8 December 2020, 9:30am to 10:30am
VenueOnline (Microsoft Teams)
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Every Tuesday 9.30 – 10.30am, we invite a Lancaster academic to brief us on their research. The format is a 20 minute talk followed by discussion.
Journalism(s) of Today and Tomorrow: From AI and Automated Journalism to Platform and Power
Dr Robert Gutsche, Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice
We don’t need science fiction to imagine the future in which journalism will (or may?) exist. Today’s journalism is already molded and delivered through wearable technologies. Time compression through social media and data collection have altered means and measures of journalistic interpretation and creation. Increased surveillance by governments and corporations shape what and how journalists interrogate everyday life, approved behaviors, and social undesirables. Will that change? This work-in-progress addresses understandings of current and future issues of mis- and dis-information online, the extension of the “information elite” into digital environments, and critical theory necessary to advance thoughts on what is in store for global journalists and societies. Can guessing what’s coming in journalism make journalism “better” today?
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