Innovation Journalism as Futures Journalism?

Sofi Salonen, Project researcher, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics

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Previous research has argued the futures orientation to be one of the central aspects of innovation journalism. Especially reporting on technological innovation is seen to benefit from the scenario approach to avoid an inherent sense of determinism present in much of the technology journalism. Also, a demand for horizontal, multidisciplinary analysis and the adoption of the systemic approach connect innovation journalism with the field of futures studies...

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Innovation Journalism at the In-Betweens

Jari Koskinen, CID GROUP, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics, Finland

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The article does research into the in-betweens of innovation journalism and into the cultural evolution of expertise. Firstly, innovation journalism is studied in relation to innovation media and innovation communication. Secondly, the relationship between innovation journalism and the possibilities of new technology and interaction is discussed. Thirdly, the article takes a look at the connections between innovation journalism and the visual, audiovisual and multisensory means of narration...

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