Future of News: Seven insane ways tech will change news

Small drone with cameraThe BBC, like many media organisations, is having a major head-scratching session about the whole future of news.

As part of this exercise, I’ve been asked to write about the way technology could change the news business over the next decade.

When I sat down to think about this, I realised that while there were bits of gadgetry that are changing the way we gather and distribute news, the primary challenge comes from new platforms and software.

And what is particularly scary for wizened veterans of the news business like me is the sudden appearance of the likes of Buzzfeed and Vice News, organisations which seem able to lure audiences into consuming serious news with gimmicks such as listicles and clickbait headlines.

 

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