Journalism that tells the future: possibilities and journalistic scenarios for augmented reality

Santiago Tejedor Calvo, LUIS ROMERO RODRIGUEZ, Andrés José Moncada-Moncada, Mariana Alencar Dornelles

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies highlights “augmented human technologies” as one of their emerging trends, while the Future Today Institute alludes to the potential of extended reality (digitally manipulated environments encompassing virtual and augmented reality) for the development of new applications with great informative value. Based on this, the current study brings together in-depth interviews with experts who analyze the possibilities of aug-mented reality (AR) in journalism, including its weaknesses and some proposals for new journalistic scenarios. The study concludes that, according to experts, the use of AR in daily systems and applications is key to establishing this technolo-gy. In addition, experts stress the need to carry out sociological and ethical studies of its impact, as well as experimental research on the use of augmented senses in humans, including both visual and haptic augmentation and hearing.
Translated title of the contributionPeriodismo que cuenta el futuro: posibilidades y escenarios periodísticos para la realidad aumentada
Original languageMultiple languages
Article numbere290602
Number of pages14
JournalProfesional de la Información
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020

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