This is the final part of my inaugural lecture at City University London, ‘Is Ice Cream Strawberry?’. You can also read part one, part two, part three, part four, and part five. A full PDF is available here.
Now, this lecture said that I would sketch out the two paths that I see journalism taking in the next decade – so here they are:
The first path is a self-interested profession that sees value in users beyond their eyeballs.
The second path is a self-interested profession that allows others to control the public sphere.
I would obviously not expect the industry to be anything but self-interested.
In either case, technology will not change journalism. People will. You will. Continue reading