Future News Media (1998-2000)

In collaboration with a range of media producers and researchers, Malmö University researchers set out to explore what the interactive media would mean to the media industry and its audiences.

The project found, among other things, that citizen journalism in blog-like formats would have to be taken seriously. Moreover, we claimed based on design experiments and media-theoretical studies that access to news and similar material would benefit from being socially mediated rather than being treated as a technical on-demand task (which happened to be the favored approach among interactive media researchers at the time).

Malmö University credits: Magnus Andersson, Birgitta Cappelen, Jonas Löwgren, Bo Reimer