Week 3 Annotated Bibliography

John V. Pavlik (2015) Transformation: Examining the Implications of Emerging Technology for Journalism, Media and Society. Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications. 

This paper examines and proposes how the changes in technological advances particularly how they are becoming more ubiquitous and low cost is shaping the future of journalism and the media news landscape mainly through four key areas: participation, working method, content and organizational structures. The paper goes into details about certain technological advances such as mobiles, AI, drones etc. Since we are focusing on how it is changing the actual content and/or storytelling itself the paper highlights that ‘interactivity, immersiveness and three-dimensionality are among the ways storytelling is changing’ also that ‘Video games and other media forms are increasingly finding online, community-based usage’ (pg 12). This paper provides broad overall background about emerging technology that is influencing overall media which could be useful in pinpointing a more narrow focus for our research paper.

Janet Balis (2015) 3 Strategic Questions the Media Industry’s Future Depends on. Harvard Business Review, <>. 

In this article Balis outlines three questions that all consider balance in our current and future media industry.

  • What is the right balance between humans and technology across the full media and advertising ecosystem?
  • How do we maximize our creativity as an industry while integrating data-driven approaches?
  • When and how do we shift our businesses from legacy operating models to ones that better reflect the future?

The article discusses more marketing and distribution in the industry as opposed to storytelling. However marketing nowadays is very story focused as stated in the article ‘ storytelling is the means by which we connect messages to audiences in resonant, meaningful ways’ and this applies to marketing, advertising and news journalism. This article highlights how technology is changing distribution to becoming more personalized and targeted. This may not transform how we are telling stories as much but to who, how and when we tell the right stories to the right audiences.

Min Kyung Lee, Scott Davidoff, John Zimmerman, and Anind Dey (2006) Smart Homes, Families, and Control, School of Design and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, <>. 

This is research paper explores the key issues that smart homes can address to improve families and people’s daily lives, with an emphasis on giving more control to people in their homes. However a large concern of the adoption of smart homes and intelligent technology is that people feel safer and that they are in control over the technology not the other way around. They found two major conclusions to inform their human centered design process for smart homes. The first being helping families combat unexpected turns their daily routine and the second providing opportunities for family to make time for each other. This research paper was lacking the technology that could address their research findings however it was not the main focus on the research. This still informs our research because a lot of research doesn’t consider such a human centered process when designing future technology and looks more at pushing boundaries without as much consideration of human needs and wants.

Wyman, B., Smith, S., Meyers, D. and Godfrey, M. (2011), Digital Storytelling in Museums: Observations and Best Practices. Curator: The Museum Journal, 54: 461–468. doi:10.1111/j.2151-6952.2011.00110.x

In exploring more how technology is changing our public spaces museums are increasingly adopting technology to engage their patrons. It argues that museum’s form of storytelling has changed into a more interactive and two way conversational form. They discuss the balance between storytelling and technology but ultimately the paper states that “technology is a facilitator in the storytelling of our content and when used effectively, it is rarely noticed”. Positioning the article to be in favor of technology being in the background and letting the content and context be in the foreground. This is interesting as the connection between which drives what first between technology and storytelling is debated a lot.

Maria Ranieri & Isabella Bruni (2013) Mobile storytelling and informal education in a suburban area: a qualitative study on the potential of digital narratives for young second-generation immigrants, Learning, Media and Technology, 38:2, pages 217-235, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2013.724073.

Christy Dena (2004) Current State of Cross Media Storytelling: Preliminary observations for future design. School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne.



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