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ERIC Number: ED277005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug-29
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Newsroom to the Year 2001.
Keirstead, Phillip O.
Projections for a possible scenario for a television broadcast newsroom in 2001 would include a nearly completely computerized system, one which will write scripts, select and create graphics, organize newscasts and visuals, keep records, do research, and manage the newsroom from terminals. This computer system will generate many more newscasts and provide news to a greater variety of outlets than are available today. Television newsrooms in 2001 will be high-tech centers, filled with games and gadgets, where technology will replace almost all human effort except communication (as in editing and creating the newscast). Other innovations in the communications industry will be high definition TV, some form of home TV alphanumerics teletext, videotex, or both, cable as a nearly equal partner in the national media mix, investment of network money in cable broadcasting, direct broadcasting by satellite, and a more global outlook for local TV news. Data and video will be moving around the world via the telephone company's fiber optics. Better research into what individuals are watching will help broadcasters program to large but still "minority" segments of the audience. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Keynote address presented at the International Conference of the Radio-Television News Directors Association (Salt Lake City, UT, August 29, l986).