Risk and Reward: Joi Ito on What News Orgs Could Learn from Tech Companies About Innovation

By: Justin Ellis | Nieman Journalism Lab

What’s one of the most important things that drives innovation? Risk, according to Joi Ito, head of MIT’s Media Lab. The willingness to take risks and accept what comes with them is what can lead to the creation of new tools, technologies, or systems that can change society.

And therein lies the problem — or at least one of the problems — when it comes to innovating in the world of journalism, Ito says.


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