In ‘NYT’s David Carr on the Future of Journalism‘, Carr notes that “the bag of tricks a journalist has is much bigger than what it used to be”. (Carr, D. 2014) Here, Carr is commenting on the range of tools and platforms now available to a journalist, and the changes these will have on careers in the industry, education and human behaviour in itself.

This bag of tricks that Carr speaks of consists of an endless list of tools now readily available to journalists, ranging from Instagram to YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as hundreds more.

In ‘The Future of Journalism: Tom Rosenstiel at Ted Talk’, Rosenstiel sets out to answer the question of whether ‘digital technology has made journalism better or worse.’ Within this discussion, Rosenstiel identifies the fact that “the audience will determine the future of news.” (Rosenstiel, T, 2013)

From watching these two discussions reflecting upon the future of Journalism, two major influences become evident into what will drive changes in the future of the industry:

1. A journalist’s bag of tricks (new media) and;

2. the audiences of these

One can not be certain of what is in stall for the Future of Journalism. What can be commented on, is what is happening now, what changes are evident in the ‘now’ and how these are likely to play out in the near future. These developments will no doubt have influence on the future of our jobs and learning- which is why it is important to consider these.



BU 2014, NYT’s David Carr on the Future of Journalism, online video, 6 March, Boston University, viewed 14 April,