The Future

Broadcast Newsroom Computing decided to consider only the future of journalism would limit what we want you to think about.  So rather we consider the future.  I believe journalism’s role remains the same and will in the future.  It is technology and the zeitgeist journalism must accommodate.

This is a topic I have visited numerous times in 40-years and I’m sure I will ponder until I go to rest.  For anyone who has an interest in technology and journalism you must read the almost 4500 words Jonathan Rosenberg wrote to Googlers on President’s Day – last Monday.  Some of his train of thought requires absolute attention and every word has impact.  It’s a long email but well worth the read.

The arguments the Google vice-president makes are not really new.  He seemed to be quite emboldened by the holiday and decided to offer what he called a treatise entitled “from the height of this place.”   Mister Rosenberg gives tremendous hope to a future for journalists and his words should enlighten all to what will be expected in maintaining the same role of providing quality, compelling and accurate information or data to an audience.

He simplifies what can be expected from advances in the Internet in the last decade.

Rosenberg offers four basic points:

  1. all of the world’s information will be available from the palm of ones hand
  2. everyone can publish news/data and everyone will publish
  3. when data/news/information is abundant, intelligence will win – stand out
  4. the vast majority of computing will occur in the cloud/Internet

He elaborates on each with great verbosity but I think his hammer has hit the nail in his forecasting.  His email is a must read.

BNC will have more free Internet education resources next week.  So have a great weekend.

Remember Broadcast Newsroom Computing’s Skills and Talent for Hire page.  If you’ve been laid off, you may have an elevator pitch and contact information posted on the page for free.  Email bnc@roweandcompany.biz.   You can get the background in our post “Colleagues Laid Off – Jobs Need.”

 

James Rowe

Rowe and Company

 

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