PPF Fellow Taylor Owen publishes new report on big tech and the transformation of journalism

03/30/2017

PPF Fellow Taylor Owen publishes new report on big tech and the transformation of journalism

Thursday, March 30, 2017

PPF Fellow Taylor Owen, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia, and Emily Bell, Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University, have released a new report: The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism.

The study tracks the dominance of social media platforms and their disruptive influence on models of traditional journalism. The report also describes how the two have come to converge in the past 20 years and investigates the ways in which fake news, algorithmic bias and the question of editorial responsibility have come to be contested in the contemporary news and media ecosystem.

PPF Fellow Taylor Owen is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia and a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he designed and led a program studying the impact of digital technology on the practice of journalism.

Emily Bell is founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, and a leading thinker, commentator and strategist on digital journalism.

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