The Future of Journalism: Empowered, Nonlinear, Essential

Posted By on September 22, 2016

Nikolas Badminton was the keynote speaker at the orientation for incoming UBC journalism students on Tuesday September 6, 2016.

His talk is entitled: The Future of Journalism: Empowered, Nonlinear, Essential

Conversations, events and happenings surround us every minute of every day. And, over 6 billion of us have access to mobile connections which allow us to broadcast our thoughts and opinions of them to one or many people instantly. This means we often report the news and become the news simultaneously and mainstream media’s role as the ‘record’ is being demoted to being just part of the overall story created by us all. This talk will look at how the world is changing, what tensions are arising, what new tools will have a major impact on journalism, and some strong predictions on how we will need to operate in the future.

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Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.


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