Journalism today looks very different than it did 50 years ago. Or even a decade ago. Or even a few years ago. In the midst of a digital age, industries are transforming the way they do business in an attempt to meet the changing needs and expectations of today’s consumers. This is especially true for the field of journalism, which continues to endure despite numerous claims throughout the years that the profession is dying out.
Journalism has survived the technological upheaval of recent years for a simple reason: It adapted. Newspapers moved to an online format. Broadcast journalists adopted Twitter as a new way to discover and report breaking news. And reporters who may have started their careers writing news stories via typewriter now curate news through mobile apps. Journalism as we know it is in the midst of a transformation that will shape the way we find and share news in the years to come.
The Future of News, a video series created by the team behind the .NEWS domain, explores the changing field of journalism through a series of interviews with some of the top names in the news industry. These brief looks into the careers of journalists, storytellers, and news curators gives a glimpse of what’s to come in this ever-changing industry. Journalism as we know it is actively changing and adapting before our eyes without many of us even realizing it.
Take, for example, RYOT News, an online news source that encourages readers to make a difference in the world through calls to action in every story that promote involvement. Whether that comes in the form of learning more about the subject or making a donation, these actionable news stories let readers actively engage with the stories they read.
And that’s just the beginning: News aggregation app SmartNews groups stories by topic, but still encourages people to learn more about subjects they didn’t even know they were interested in. Backchannel, a publication posted on Medium, reports exclusively on new and changing technology. And nonprofit, nonpartisan news source The Texas Tribune works to tell stories in an unbiased matter.
The Future of News series tells the stories of these companies and the inspiring people behind them, highlighting the changes that have already taken place and what’s to come. Join the journey and follow along with the series at futureof.news.