Writing about the future of journalism perhaps? Seriously, this must be the 150th time I’ve seen this question posed in the media over the past few years.
At least this attempt to answer the perennial question comes from a young millennial mind rather than a grizzled, cynical baby boomer.
Technology and its storytelling potential featured heavily in the vision of Rebecca Sian Wyde, the British winner of The Guardian’s inaugural International Journalism Festival student scholarship. Nothing terribly surprising there, coming from a member of the snapchat generation.
What did warm the heart of this old cynic, however, was her hope that technology will not only help journalists stick to the facts (yes, please ban all half-baked opinion from even being labeled journalism), but will also make the storytelling more globally inclusive:
Missing out huge swathes of the world’s populace because they don’t have access to content in their mother tongue seems wrong somehow. Everyone deserves to know what’s happening in our world, and thanks to incredible technological advances, we can now make this a priority.