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Archives: December 2011

The cultural critic on what 2012 will bring for branding, diversity, and serendipity…and what hipster angels have to do with the media’s future. Rachel Sklar
Voices that would not have been widely read or heard just years ago are now helping to define mainstream conversations. Keli Goff
The MoJo co-editor on why “there’s no better time to be an investigative journalist” Clara Jeffery
“Focus on the user and all else will follow”? There’s more to it than that. Joshua Young
…And that’s when social media will also get really interesting. Alfred Hermida
The New York Times, word clouds, paywalls, b.s. goggles, Twitter, Facebook — here are the posts that generated the most traffic on Nieman Lab this year.
Kred Kurrency, Billionaire Bingo, and The Socializer: You may not have them on your iPhone, but you’ll feel their effects in 2012.
Plus: A look at the world of news in 2011 and 2012, a SOPA update, and the rest of this week’s news and commentary in journalism and technology.
The digital strategist shares the big tech trends we can expect to emerge in the coming year. Amy Webb
News has always been about making choices among lots of information; technology just helps us make those choices more smartly. Gina Masullo Chen