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2017: media will get messier, journalism must show courage

Beckett, Charlie (2016) 2017: media will get messier, journalism must show courage. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (19 Dec 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

One of the most common fallacies of media trend prediction is the idea of a ‘tipping point’. 2016 is no different. It might feel like the 12 months when media and democracy crash-landed. It will be labelled as the year that confirmed Facebook’s (not entirely welcome) dominance. Perhaps also the year when Twitter went bad and newspaper advertising fell off a cliff. Shiny virtual reality, theatrical 360 video, trendy augmented reality (Pokemon Go!), and mysterious AI all surfaced in articles this year as the Next Big Thing.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 14:37
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 14:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76600

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