Daily Archives: October 4, 2013

Reading Response #5 – the future of journalism

You read the Future of Blogging chapter by Jill Walker Rettberg. She discusses the video EPIC 2014.  There’s also an updated version EPIC 2015.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQDBhg60UNI View both.  Obviously not everything predicted in 2004/2005 when the videos were produced have or will come to pass by 2014/2015 the way they were forecast but some of the concepts have.  Rettberg says used well, the customization services described in both videos might be more powerful – and I’d argue appealing – than traditional newspapers and TV.  Reflect on the readings to date, this future EPIC world as portrayed in the videos, your experiences with social media including your class tweeting and the lectures attended.  What’s the future for media consumers?  For journalists?  Are the futures compatible?What can you do as a journalist-in-training to prepare for your predicted industry future?

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