Technology to Future of Newspapers An NGUYEN Christina TONG Save? Destroy?
History of Newspapers <ul><li>Modern Newspapers: Britain - Early 17 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Changes: - Level of differentiation of readership - Increasingly tailored content </li></ul>(Political – Social – Economic – Cultural)
Decline of Print Newspapers Source: Deutsche Bank Securities Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAajHUUFFlI&feature=related
Information Society <ul><li>Characterized by an abundance of information </li></ul><ul><li>Shared globally and quickly through Internet network </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCTn4FljUQ&feature=player_embedded
Technology helps transform newspapers into a new form of communicating information
1. Readers have more power over the content of information + Filter out content + Produce news (bloggers, social network users)
2. It’s about time for a transition + More newspapers focus on online news Paperless era
“ Internet and technology was not the enemy, but complementary platforms that media owners could take advantage of”, Rupert Murdoch, NewsCorp CEO.
Questions: 1. Do you think that print newspapers will disappear entirely in the future? 2. What skills are most vital for an online journalist? 3. How can readers manage the mass information they access everyday through digital newspapers?