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JOURNALISM & TECHNOLOGY IT'S IN REPORTERS' HANDS TO CHANGE THE RECORD

IT’S WITHIN REPORTERS’ HANDS TO CHANGE THE RECORD

April 18, 1930, 20:45. The BBC’s news announcer took to the airwaves for his daily evening broadcast and calmly uttered the words, “there is no news ” to the UK. Then, for the remaining 15 minutes of the news broadcast, piano music was played instead. It’s just one occurrence that signifies just how emphatically different journalism’s relationship with technology – and by extension, its audience – once was when compared to today.

Even though this has become a noteworthy news event in itself, nearly 90 years on, it’s practically impossible to imagine there being a ‘no news’ scenario now. For more than 20 years, technology has been transforming both the production

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