The J Word 5.1: Futures in Digital News Tech
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It’s almost impossible to separate today's journalism from technology. In this episode, we hear from Sadia Jamil, incoming faculty at School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, China, who gives us an update on all things journalism and AI. Specifically, she discusses her recent article from Journalism Practice related to evolving newsrooms and a second level of the digital divide in Pakistan. Our second guest, Scott Brennen, shares with us his thoughts on how journalists are dealing with new digital opportunities – and divides – in his coauthored piece that looks at journalistic approaches to new tech in the U.K. Scott is now Head of Online Expression Policy at the Center on Technology Policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in the U.S. At the time of the study he discusses, he was at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Oxford Internet Institute, both at the University of Oxford in the U.K. These interviews were recorded separately.

Text Featured in this Episode:

Brennen, J. S., Howard, P. N., & Nielsen, R. K. (2021). Balancing product reviews, traffic targets, and industry criticism: UK technology journalism in practice. Journalism Practice15(10), 1479-1496.

Jamil, S. (2022). Evolving newsrooms and the second level of digital divide: Implications for journalistic practice in Pakistan. Journalism Practice, 1-18. 


Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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