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Archives: December 2011

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In 2012, we’re due for a great leap forward in mobile reading. Tim Carmody
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In the real-time news cycle, social media can — and should — be about much more than conversation. Burt Herman
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The media entrepreneur shares a vision of Lower Left Coast domination. Rex Sorgatz
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Predictions from Brian Boyer, Joy Mayer, Kevin Kelly, Sree Sreenivasan, and more. The Editors
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A big question for the coming year: How will the right communities get the right kind of news? Vadim Lavrusik
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With a bonus bold prediction for 2012: Gene Weingarten will write a disapproving column about the changing news business that is funny but dead wrong. Steve Buttry
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Also: Say goodbye to the homepage as we know it. The future is streaming. Paul Bradshaw
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Paywalls may become more popular in 2012; that doesn’t mean they’ll be enough to save a flailing industry. Dan Kennedy
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As the fourth estate goes digital, Columbia’s Tow Center director argues, it will question its reliance on third-party platforms. Emily Bell
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If I can trust you to tell me what’s going on, then I don’t care if you work out of a newsroom or out of your garage. Robert Hernandez
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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
729A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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