Prestigious Group to Guide First Survey of Global Newsroom Tech

Aug 162016

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has formed a committee of leading media representatives to help shape a pioneering survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media. The unique study, the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, will be administered by ICFJ with generous support from Storyful. The newly formed committee will be instrumental in the design and distribution of the global survey.

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms survey aims to provide media professionals with practical data on tech-driven journalism. It will benefit journalists, editors, and technologists worldwide by answering key questions such as:

  • How are journalists harnessing social media to tell stories?
  • What interactive tools are they using to improve their reporting?
  • How are newsrooms leveraging data?
  • What structural changes are newsrooms undergoing to keep up with digital innovation?

ICFJ is working with Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology program on the survey, which will be distributed to journalists and media managers in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Through its International Journalists’ Network (IJNet.org), ICFJ has access to thousands of newsrooms and journalists worldwide. ICFJ will crowdsource global participation in the survey for as robust a response as possible.

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