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Technological Affordances with Rachel Aiello

Technological Affordances with Rachel Aiello

Update: 2021-11-24
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This week Elizabeth chats about technological affordances with Rachel Aiello, an online politics producer for CTVNews.ca and a member of the parliamentary press gallery. They chat about how technology is changing how journalists report and how audiences receive information, from politicians on social media to journalists working from their phones. They also talk about technological determinism in order to highlight why it is important we think about affordances in the first place.

 

Additional Resources

Elizabeth uses this article by Butcher & Helmond and this article by Nagy & Neff to build her definitions of the different types of affordances she discusses in this episode.

Rachel discusses how phones have become a key tool for journalism, check out the Mobile Journalism Manual to learn more.

Elizabeth mentions Authenticity with Kevin Parent from Season 1, Episode 7.

Rachel and Elizabeth talk about the changes to the news cycle and how news is consumed. This study from Verizon shows how often people watch videos on mute.

 Elizabeth also discusses technological determinism. Here is an overview of the theory.

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Technological Affordances with Rachel Aiello

Technological Affordances with Rachel Aiello