The New York Times, bulwark of American journalism, is losing circulation, advertising revenue, and credit. How it fares in today’s economy is likely to set an example for other national daily newspapers across the world. Many people have claimed the days of buying the national paper, and ritually reading it on the train to work, are numbered; we will sooner or later have to accept digital versions of news.

  • “our digital eco-systems have evolved into a near perfect environment for distorted and false news to thrive”.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat really put video content at the heart of all their strategies this past year with innovation around formats like live video and Augmented Reality masks.
  • The Heacket is described as the world’s ultimate heated jacket, powered by a heated panel.
  • Welcome back Jak Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer BA Journalism, reports on a guest lecture given by alumnus and freelance journalist Jak Hutchcraft.
  • While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling.

Other venerable print publications, such as Tempo magazine, Kompas newspaper, and The Jakarta Post, have strengthened their paywalls. Freelance life and getting ahead Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, reports on a talk freelancer Mia Alberti gave to London Met journalism students. Former New Scientist Chief Picture Editor speaks to journalism students on photography, magazines, and the future of print. The unpredictability of the world in 2017 is unlikely to put journalists out of business, but there are many ways in which journalists and media companies will be using technology to deliver better and faster content in 2017. Traditional broadcasters, such as ABC News and the UK’s Sky News, have stuck with reporter-led narratives, whereas other outlets have experimented with character-led approaches. The BBC collaborated with Oscar winning Aardman Animations to dramatise the story of a Syrian family about to embark on a boat to Greece, one of many experiments published on its Taster website.

Many quotes do not carry names or organisations, at the request of those contributors. (Newman et al., 2016) shows that in the UK and France bulletins have lost around 20% of their under-35s viewers in just two years. 24-hour news channels are also under pressure from social media, which is often much faster to deliver critical footage on breaking stories. This is a particular problem for public broadcasters that need to show they are serving all demographics. In response the Japanese national broadcaster NHK is creating one minute documentaries for Facebook, while the BBC is pushing 15 and 30 second videos to Instagram. New 24-hour channel France Info has had some success by importing formats from social media such as ‘draw my news’.

Trust in news in search

Computer Games Technologycourse leader,Dr Carlo Harvey is actively involved in games and graphics research and brings a wealth of award-winning experience to the course. His course has previously won the TIGA Award for Best Education Institution, and has been nominated several times since. Carlo has worked with Jaguar Land Rover on a project aimed to drive digital prototyping forward and construction magnate ARUP on learning from virtual spaces to better inform their space design. Captec Win Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016 Captec, the Hampshire-based business that design and manufacture specialist computing platforms for industry, is today… The award-winning specialist in electronic and computing technology, Captec, is strengthening its commitment to the UK defence industry with renewed membership to ADS.

Why you should study Computer Games Technology and Digital Media Computing

Messaging environments have always been tricky for publishers to penetrate but the creation of bot platforms are changing the landscape. Bots are intelligent computer programs that chat with users – providing information in response to prompts. Sometimes they are driven by humans, sometimes by computers – or a mix of the two, but it’s really the conversational interface that makes them different. Chat bots can give you updates on the news, book a taxi or help you with a recipe for dinner – no need to download a separate app. Paul Bradshaw who runs the MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University writes about three types of journalistic bot that have emerged in the last few years.

School of Computing and Digital Media Summer Show

It has a licence to experiment and started with exploring first person storytelling in 6×9 which placed the user in the shoes of an inmate in a solitary confinement cell. Charities looking to drive empathy and public information have also been early adopters. The UK’s National Autistic Society made a VR film in 2016 to show people what it was like to live with the condition and Alzheimer’s Research UK did the same to put others in the shoes of someone with dementia. One of the key questions for 2017 is whether Apple will join the VR platform wars with its own headset and app store or head in a different direction.

Captec Win Queens Award for Enterprise

While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group. If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.