Technology convergence affects the entire journalism value chain: from news production processes through to the ultimate consumption by the end user. This article looks at some of the drivers of this convergence as well as the current technology trends that are likely to impact journalism in the near future.
Technology and News
Technology is rapidly changing both the news industry production processes as well as the way in which consumers receive news product. The articles in the news technology category are focused largely on innovations in the industry and general technology innovations outside the news industry that are likely to have a major impact in the future. This includes the likes of social media both from its potential to create major news events (a la Arab Spring) as well as a means to reach large numbers of consumers cheaply and quickly.