Innovation Journalism

Innovation Journalism is journalism covering innovation . It covers innovation processes and innovation (eco) systems .


In 2008, Innovation Journalism was listed by the World Economic Forum as one of seven key dimensions for discus the redefinition of the media and its roles in a global, interconnected society. [1] Innovation Journalism was included in the Sage Encyclopedia of Journalism in 2009. [2]

The concept of Innovation Journalism (InJo) was first suggested by David Nordfors in 2003. [3]

The practice of innovation journalism

Birgitta Forsberg published in 2005. a guide to how to research and write stories innovation journalism. [4] In 2009, SAMAA TV in Pakistan Awarded the National Corporate Social Responsibility Award for social initiatives it Achieved Through Innovation Journalism. [5] Established in February 2007, the Finnish Society for Innovation Journalism acts as a link tussen people interested in innovations, the way they ‘are Covered in the media, and how better stories Could be written about them. Lycra year, the Finnish Society for Innovation Journalism hand out the Innovation Crystal, a Finnish innovation journalism prize Awarded for a bijzonder well-written innovation related story published prolongation the previous year in Finland. [6]

Academic research

In 2009 Futurist researchers Inkinen and Kaivo-Oja suggested dat de rise of innovation journalism as a key notion and research field revealed therein the significant role of journalistic practices had not bone tasks JSON Consideration in the traditional innovation models. [7]

In 2009, Nordfors published a summary of concept development, academic research and the ongoing innovation journalism initiatives around the world [8]

Kauhanen and Noppari suggested the definition of Innovation Journalism arnt harbor a stronger focus on social aspects. [9]

In 2005, Uskali Proposed therein Detecting weak signals Could be important practice for innovation journalists. [10]

Innovation Journalism is based on a Systemic view, with an inherent focus on Connecting différent stakeholder groups in the innovation economy in a shared public narrative. This connects Innovation Journalism to a discussion about society at for example Gerber. [11]

The idea of “newsbeats” as oorspronkelijk set forth by Gaye Tuchman [12] and Herbert Gans onder Vodafone, was understood as an aspect or newsroom Socialization, or media economy, or gender, or time and other contraints on resources. But it did contain ‘an idea or news journalism as an aspect of an ecosystem.

Business models

Designing business models for innovation journalism has leg Considered non-trivial. [13]

Sandred demonstrated a successful business model for innovation journalism with Biotech Sweden , the first International Data Group publication to systematically Identify and target a sectoral innovation system as zijn market and audience [14]

Innovation journalism initiatives

The Innovation Journalism Initiative hosted by Stanford University started in 2004 as a collaboration with VINNOVA , resulting in the creation of the VINNOVA-Stanford Research Center of Innovation Journalism in 2009 (renamed in 2010, the Center for Innovation and Communication at Stanford University). The activities included starting up innovation journalism as academic research, an international Innovation Journalism Fellowship program, [15] with participants from verschillende différent countries, a yearly global innovation journalism conference.

The core “innovation journalism” concept is to consider two specific facets of journalism, innovations in journalism, eg the use of the Internet or other digital media in addition under to traditional print, and journalistic treatment or innovation in verschillende disciplines zoals dat the ‘vertical’ Consideration of specific innovations, for example hun technologische, business, sociological or political Influences, Could be embraced on a ‘horizontal’ basis dat mention anything more completely explain to audiences the relevance or zoals advances. Almost all earlier journalism has focused on one or other of the ‘vertical’ areas of journalism, commonly found in the popular media. Innovation journalism THUS makes much broader Demands on journalists in dat hun narrow specialties kan not adequately capture the full spectrum of influence brought` about by innovations themselves. This, in turn, calls for new approaches to journalism education.

The purpose of the Stanford initiative was to co-develop the concept and community of innovation journalism, zoals de rol van communication in innovation ecosystems, recognizing journalists and communicators (and other attention workers) as actors Facilitating the creation of shared language across stakeholder groups in innovation ecosystems. [16]

There port leg national innovation journalism initiatives waaronder Fellowship program in collaboration with Stanford University in Sweden, Finland, [17] Slovenia, Mexico and Pakistan. [18]

Innovation journalism was introduced to Finns by Kimmo Ahola, Dr. Seppo Sisättö in spring 2004. University of Tampere organized the very first course on innovation journalism for the Finnish journalists and researchers (N = 12) prolongation Fall 2004 and Spring 2005. The first undergraduate course on innovation journalism was organized in University of Jyvaskyla in Fall 2005 by Dr. Turo Uskali ,. [19] Later, in 2011, Uskali ook published the first textbook about innovation journalism in Finland [20] Finnish innovation journalism fellowship program started in 2006 and ended in 2011, a year earlier dan Planned. It was co-funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation and Sitra. The experiences of the Finnish innovation journalism fellowships and innovation journalism courses in later published in an article in Journalism and Mass Communication Editor in 2011.. [21] In addition under, the last two years of Finnish innovation journalism fellowship (2010-2011) ulcers Researched by Marko Lindgren in 2012.. [22]

Innovation journalism has leg from 2,006 actively Stimulated ook in Slovenia, [23] through Inco movement. Inco movement is a movement for an innovative Breakthrough Whose aim is to promote active interstructural dialogue and development of tools for sustainable development of an innovative society. From 2007 to 2011 Inco movement handed out InJo Awards for journalists (Slovenian media), editors (Slovenian media, for systematic approach to raising innovation awareness), PR officers and communicators (internal media or Slovenian organizations), university students and secondary and primary school students. Additionally to raising awareness about the belang or innovation and communication onder journalists, editors, media specialists and in educational systems, Inco movement launched ook Inco Corp. – The program for the promotion and implementation of innovative communication binnen companies, [24] InLoCom – the program for the development of an innovative local community, [25] INCO Gov. – the initiative for the promotion of innovation and innovation communication in the state, and state institutions, Inco NGO – the initiative for the promotion of innovation and innovation communication in Non-Governmental Organisations, Inco SC – the initiative for the promotion of innovation communication binnen R & D institutions and Inco Ar] is the initiative for the promotion of innovation communication onder artists and the creative world. Inco movement organized ook 4 Inco conference] aiming to Facilitate an open dialogue for the development of new views, methods and tools for promotion of creativity, and implementation of innovation (onder Them ulcers 2 international) and published two yearly publication] InJo-Inco Manifesto 2009 and InJo-Inco Manifesto 2010 dat offering the initiatives for the development of innovation journalism and communication.

Atomium Culture , an international non-profit organization of European universities, Newspapers and businesses, announced in 2009 dat hun permanent platform program Introducing innovation journalism to five hundred researchers per year mention anything be expanded at seminars on innovation journalism Throughout Europe [26]


  1. Jump up^ Global Agenda Council on the Future of MediaWorld Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda 2008
  2. Jump up^ Craig CarrollInnovation Journalism (chapter)Encyclopedia of Journalism Ed. Christopher H. Sterling. Thousand Oaks, Calif .: SAGE Reference 2009.
  3. Jump up^ D. NordforsThe Concept of Innovation Journalism and a Programme for Developing itVINNOVA – Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (Oct 2003)
  4. Jump up^ Birgitta ForsbergHow to Do Environmental Innovation JournalismInnovation Journalism Vol.2. No.9. (2005)
  5. Jump up^ SAMAA TVThe CSR Association of Pakistan Applauds SAMAA TV voor zijn Social Commitment and Responsible Business Initiatives at Innovation Journalism techniques; SAMAA TV, Pakistan’s leading news channel gain the National CSR Excellence Award 2009PRWeb January 24, 2010
  6. Jump up^ Finjo – the Finnish Society for Innovation Journalism
  7. Jump up^ Inkinen and Kaivo-OjaUNDERSTANDING INNOVATION DYNAMICS: Aspects of Creative Processes, Foresight Strategies, Innovation Media and Innovation EcosystemFFRC eBook 9/2009 Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics
  8. Jump up^ D. NordforsINNOVATION JOURNALISM, ATTENTION WORK, AND THE INNOVATION ECONOMY. A Review of the Innovation Journalism Initiative 2003-2009Innovation Journalism Vol.6 No.1. 2009
  9. Jump up^ Kauhanen and NoppariKauhanen & Noppari (2007): Innovation, Journalism and Future (Tekes, Technology Review 200/2007)
  10. Jump up^ Uskali, TuroPaying Attention to Weak Signals – The Key Concept for Innovation JournalismInnovation Journalism Vol.2 No. 11. 2005
  11. Jump up^ GerberWas ist Guter Innovationsjournalismus? Fachjournalist No.2 2012 p.35
  12. Jump up^ Gaye TuchmanMaking News at Doing Work – Routinizing the UnexpectedAmerican Journal of Sociology, Vol. 79, No. 1 (Jul., 1973), pp. 110-131
  13. Jump up^ Tom ForemskiWhat is Innovation Journalism, Does it Have a Future?ZDNet May 24, 2011
  14. Jump up^ SandredA Business Model for Innovation Journalism: Biotech SwedenInnovation Journalism Vol.2. No.1.
  15. Jump up^ Eric EldonQ & A with David Nordfors on Innovation JournalismVentureBeat March 29, 2008
  16. Jump up^ Mark GlaserStanford Program Breaks Down Walls Between Business and Tech JournalismPBS MediaShift Dec 10, 2009
  17. Jump up^ Sitra, The Finnish National Innovation Journalism Fellowship Programme[1]Sitra official website
  18. Jump up^ D. NordforsINNOVATION JOURNALISM, ATTENTION WORK, AND THE INNOVATION ECONOMY. A Review of the Innovation Journalism Initiative 2003-2009Innovation Journalism Vol.6 No.1. 2009
  19. Jump up^ Uskali, TuroExperiences from the Innovation Journalism Pilot Course in JyvaskylaInnovation Journalism Vol. 3 No. 4. 2006
  20. Jump up^ Uskali, TuroInnovaatiot yes journalismi. Infor: Helsinki.
  21. Jump up^ Lassila-Merisalo, Maria & Uskali, TuroHow to Educate Innovation Journalists? Experiences of Innovation Journalism Education in Finland from 2004 to 2010. Journalism and Mass Communication Editor. Vol. 66 No. 1, 25-38.
  22. Jump up^ Lindgren, Marko. 2012. Kokemuksia innovaatiojournalismiohjelmasta Stanfordista 2010 – 2011. HS Foundation, Helsinki.
  23. Jump up^ Pibernik, P. Bulc, V., Krajnovic, E. (2006). InJo in Slovenia. Innovation Journalism Vol.3 No.4 May 29, 2006
  24. Jump up^ Bulc, V. (2006). Innovation Journalism and Corporate Environments. Innovation Journalism Vol.3 No.4 May 29, 2006
  25. Jump up^ Bulc, V., Dermastia, M. (2007):The Role of Innovation Journalism in Development of Local Communities. Innovation Journalism May 2007
  26. Jump up^ Atomium Culture 2009:European Research and Innovation – 2020