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Archives: December 16, 2015

“Journalistic standards and practice are being pushed more into the open. Everything from freedom of the press to representation in media is on the table.” Sydette Harry
“When we elevate immediate reactions to the same level as more measured narratives, we spring a trap on ourselves and our readers.” Tiff Fehr
“In 2016, design will be a tool for journalists to scope out a widened role in our new digital media landscape.” Moiz Syed
“We see more newsrooms headed this way — picking their spots, investing more resources in coverage of just a few big issues where deep reporting can move the needle.” Keith Hammonds
“Despite a lot of understandable anxiety about the overall dynamic, I’m bullish that major social platforms will prove they are and want to be great partners for newsrooms.” Brandon Silverman
“Thanks to denser networks that foster better pipelines for attention, the Internet gives communities a pathway directly to newsrooms.” An Xiao Mina
“Ads have been getting increasingly annoying for years; they’re not going to suddenly become demure and well behaved overnight. But, for the first time since the web was invented, 2016 will be a year when adtech is forced into retreat.” Felix Salmon
“The Cards Against Humanity team is smart, they’re independent, they make money despite releasing their entire product online for free — and they’re building something much larger than a late night party game.” Melody Kramer
“The newsroom’s creativity over the past few years has been part of a radical reimagining of what journalism looks like. Revenue models need to undergo a similar transformation.” Celeste LeCompte
“User-initiated personalization can no longer be seen as a fringe activity. After all, nobody knows their likes and dislikes more than the users themselves.” Tanya Cordrey