Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Manning the Way into the future of Journalism
To end our ninth day we looked to the future with Jason Manning, ASU Student Media Director. He was really big on looking into strategies to direct the use of technology tactics. One thing that directs our media consumption habits is the segmenting of media so that we "only consume what we like."
In order to counter this situation we need to develop greater media literacy so we can become critical consumers. This will allow consumers to decide if they need to hunt around for better or different news. That information is being shared and exchanged on social networks with then react with media sources. The pace of exchange is speeding up, said Manning.
Social media channels used to be verboten in legacy news organizations, but they are fully accepted now.
We then really headed into the future: 3-D web, holograms, programs finding you on the web, and the need for teaching social media to our students to make good decisions.