"The worlds of technology and journalism (will) increasingly become one," said Google, in a brief blog post heralding the winners of its first ever Journalism Fellowship. Facebook, meanwhile, announced changes to its home page's News Feed that will automatically individualize content (and advertising) more closely to its users.
There's just one problem, writes reporter Jeff Nesbit: while journalism may increasingly be about technology, technology is most emphatically not about journalism. And efforts to make it so will leave us all worse off. Courtesy USA Today.