Digital Journalism Exercises
Copyright © 1997 Elizabeth Osder


Criteria for Adopting New Technologies:
What Works and What Doesn’t? -  Developing Your Critical Faculties



Using Everett Rogers “Diffusion of Innovation Theory” framework tell the story of a technology or innovation.   


Feel free to draw on history or explore contemporary issues using the framework below. 
Examples include, Telephone, Radio, VCR, Color Television, Satellite Dish, Calculators, etc.



NAME YOUR TECHNOLOGY:  __________________________________



1. Relative advantage:




2. Compatibility:




3. Complexity:




4. Reliability:




5. Observability: