Predictions for Journalism 2012
To close out 2011, we asked some of the smartest people we know to predict what 2012 will bring for the future of journalism.
Versioning, the software business standby, is making its way into journalism’s business practices.
Culture and technology have an interwoven future; we need a tech press, the web pioneer argues, that can do justice to both.
From local TV to journalism co-ops, 2012 may be a banner year for the local news ecosystem.
The forces that seek to control the free flow of information are bigger than ever, the blogging pioneer argues — and a direct threat to journalism and innovation.
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.
As the fourth estate goes digital, Columbia’s Tow Center director argues, it will question its reliance on third-party platforms.
Paywalls may become more popular in 2012; that doesn’t mean they’ll be enough to save a flailing industry.
Also: Say goodbye to the homepage as we know it. The future is streaming.
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.
A big question for the coming year: How will the right communities get the right kind of news?
Predictions from Brian Boyer, Joy Mayer, Kevin Kelly, Sree Sreenivasan, and more.
The media entrepreneur shares a vision of Lower Left Coast domination.
In the real-time news cycle, social media can — and should — be about much more than conversation.
In 2012, we’re due for a great leap forward in mobile reading.
News has always been about making choices among lots of information; technology just helps us make those choices more smartly.
The digital strategist shares the big tech trends we can expect to emerge in the coming year.
…And that’s when social media will also get really interesting.
“Focus on the user and all else will follow”? There’s more to it than that.
The MoJo co-editor on why “there’s no better time to be an investigative journalist”
Voices that would not have been widely read or heard just years ago are now helping to define mainstream conversations.
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.