Towards Ubiquitous Journalism: Impacts of IoT on News

  • Ramón SalaverríaEmail author
  • Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 70)


After embracing web and mobile technologies, the news media are ready to receive a third technological wave: the Internet of Things (IoT). This set of technologies has already begun to spread, through new devices based on artificial intelligence. One of the most affected areas by this new technological wave will be that of journalistic information. Robotic systems and IoT devices are bringing new modes of production, distribution and consumption of the journalistic content, taking the news media to a new paradigm: the ubiquitous journalism. This chapter grounds on a historical perspective to place the implementation of the IoT within the framework of technological innovations assimilated by journalism over the last quarter of a century. It describes the devices, applications and systems that the media are being incorporated into the production and consumption of news content, providing a general overview of the opportunities and challenges that IoT poses to journalism.


Digital journalism Internet of things Robotization News production 



This chapter has been funded by two research projects: JOLT—Harnessing Data and Technology for Journalism (H2020—MSCA-ITN-2017; grant number: 765140), and DIGINATIVEMEDIA - Digital Native News Media in Spain: Characterisation and Trends (Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities; grant number: RTI2018-093346-B-C31).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramón Salaverría
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NavarraPamplonaSpain

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