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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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