Chapter 20 - The future

Chapter 20 web version

In the book version of this chapter we will cover:

  • The latest developments in devices, including wearables, and in automated storytelling
  • The development of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and a vision for Web 3.0
  • Developing journalism for new and future technologies.

At the end of the chapter is a range of exercises for you to practise what you have learned.

Here we will look at:

  • Updates on new developments in software and hardware
  • Case studies of emerging journalistic enterprises – when they develop
  • Tuition in new techniques – as they emerge.

Always have the book version of Multimedia Journalism to hand while you use this website – the off- and on-line versions are designed to work together.

20C1 Pointers to the future

Eyewear products such as Google Glass ( need visual and voice recognition software, and are particularly appropriate for interacting with the world you see through forms of augmented reality.

20C2 The bigger picture: Web 3.0

PC Magazine on the future:,2817,2102863,00.asp

Sramana Mitra, an entrepreneur, strategy consultant and author of the technology business, sees 3.0 as bringing together and developing everything from Web’s 1.0 and 2.0 – content, commerce and community, or what she calls the 3Cs – and adding to it a fourth C – context.

Apps that combine the characteristics is Web 3.0