The same % of the public is following Ferguson as the news of Robin Williams’ death.
(From a new report on reactions to Ferguson police shooting)
What jobs are most and least susceptible to automation?
Most susceptible: Proofreaders, meter readers, butchers.
Least susceptible: Athletes, firefighters, railroad conductors.
As machines take on more human work, what’s left for us? We discuss.
After years of grim news for the news industry marked by seemingly endless rounds of staff cutbacks, it’s not unusual for those thinking about a career in journalism or veterans trying to find a new job to look at options in related fields. One field outpacing journalism both in sheer numbers and in salary growth is public relations.
In light of the Ferguson happenings, here’s a look at how news breaks and conversations spread on Twitter.
More — 8 key takeaways about social media and the news. Half of Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites as do 62% of reddit users.
Reshaping the workplace: Tech-related jobs that didn’t exist (officially, at least) 15 years ago -
Technological change already has reshaped the U.S. workforce — creating new job categories while others fade away.
We compared the 2013 occupations list with the one for 1999, the earliest with a similar structure. While most of the 800 or so jobs were unchanged, there were some notable differences showing how new technologies already are affecting employment.
More on the future of AI/robotics
More on the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web
Did you catch our recent report on robotics, AI and the future of jobs?
15 predictions about digital life in 2025 -
Asked to predict the future of the internet and how technology/the Web will change over the next decade, hundreds of experts agree that trends now underway will make the internet more important even as it becomes less visible in daily life.
Dig into our new report on robotics, AI and the future of jobs.
Today’s new release on robotics, AI and the future of jobs has viewpoints from nearly 1,900 experts in the field. Here are some of their thoughts on robotics and change:
JUST RELEASED: We’re live with our new report on robotics, artificial intelligence and the future of jobs.
The vast majority of respondents to the survey anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025, with huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home
Listen: Lee Rainie discusses seniors slowly adopting new technology -
What are the major barriers for older generations and what educational programs exist to help?
The financial challenges of the journalism industry have resulted in significant declines in the number of employed reporters, editors, anchors and photographers. Minority journalists, who were already underrepresented in newsrooms, have, for the most part, experienced the same type of decline in recent years. The National Association of Black Journalists, founded in 1975, meets in Boston this week for its annual convention. Here are some facts about the state of black and minority journalists.
6 new facts about Facebook -
How people are using Facebook and what they like and dislike about the site.
Here are 6 facts about Facebook to tide you over while you anxiously await its return.