#27 – What’s on the horizon in tech reporting?

Written by Rebecca Paddick

In this episode, Rebecca Paddick spoke to Infotec.NEWS journalist Simon Guerrier, to find out what’s on the horizon in technology reporting over the coming months.  

With an imminent election, the potential impact of AI-generated content, and the continuous evolution of digital, how do reporters select their stories? And what role do technology providers play in that? 

They also discussed the ways journalism is evolving in response to advancements in big data analytics and visualisation tools.  

Looking at public sector tech, Simon explains how the growing importance of privacy and cybersecurity issues could impact the focus and approach of tech journalism in the near future. 

As sustainability becomes a more prominent concern, particularly in the tech industry, the pair discuss how journalists can raise awareness and foster dialogue around environmentally friendly practices and innovations. 

They also covered a few other topics, like the way technology can connect us all, how news should add light not noise, and… the science of teddy bears…   

Take a listen to find out more.  


Links and resources: 

eVTOL (the air taxis of the future)  

Science of teddy bears  

 Dorothy app for people living with dementia 

Well-being app for social care staff  

Guide to ‘second-life’ lithium batteries  

Can AI swing an election? 

Since we spoke to Simon, the British Library has posted a detailed, 18-page report on the cyber-attack it suffered, laying out what happened, how it responded and recommending ways we can all learn from its experience.