Steven Koehn

Steven Koehn presents at conference in Barcelona

Steven Koehn, General Manager of UINDY TV and Assistant Professor of Electronic Media, Communication, recently spoke at the 15th Annual International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society in Barcelona, Spain.

Koehn’s presentation topic was “The Impact of New Technologies on the Production of Television News.” This discussion was an investigation of the impact of robotics, A.I. writing programs and new wireless technologies on the production of television news. In less than twenty years, the television news studio has gone from an average of over twenty crew members necessary to produce the newscast to an average of three or less as new technologies replaced newsroom personnel. Koehn has sought to determine what type of impact this has had on the quality of the news we consume.

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