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Periscope as a Constructive Technology

Experts talk about how new technologies are disruptive. Think of the impact of Uber on the taxicab industry. But often the results are such that we should be talking about  constructive technology. Case in point: This week the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives shut down TV coverage of the opposition party’s protest. In response, smartphone-wielding protesters resumed coverage using…

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Mobile Journalism Is Not About Monetization

You may have heard that Tribune Publishing, which owns the Los Angeles Times and many other newspapers, has rebranded itself as tronc (Tribune Online Content). tronc (the lowercase “t”  is the corporate spelling) brags that it will strengthen journalism by multiplying the amount of video used to tell stories and by relying on artificial intelligence (AI) to create links.  The ultimate…

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