SXSW shows why the future of journalism will be mobile, social and data-driven

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Data Journalism

The future of journalism at SXSW, data journalism in the developing world, the impact of algorithms on journalism and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:

SXSW 2014: The future of journalism tied to social, mobile, data (PBS MediaShift, 3/13)

SXSW Interactive was marked by a few fundamental themes, including the power of mobile, the necessity of social media for anyone with content to share, and the commoditization of data privacy. The event was crawling with opportunities for journalists and publishers to learn about upcoming trends and challenges, and acknowledge past industry triumphs.

Developing data journalists in the developing world (Internews, 3/7)

Journalists outside the U.S. and Western Europe face a myriad of challenges to doing data journalism, developing an audience for it, and growing a thriving civic-minded data community.

Strictly algorithm: How news finds people in the Facebook and Twitter age (The Guardian, 3/10)

From Spotify and Netflix recommendations to Facebook’s news feed or Google’s search results, algorithms play a pivotal role in our media consumption. But what does this mean for journalism, and democracy in general?

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