Just when you thought you’d caught up on all of the 2012 year-end lists, Harvard’s Nieman Lab looks to some of its go-to thinkers to provide 35 predictions for journalism this year…
Many predictions centered on continuations of trends that picked up in the last couple of years, such as Amy Schmitz Weiss’ bet that “Data was the big star in 2012 and will continue to be big in 2013.”
David Skok was hopeful, predicting that “2013 will be a unique snapshot in time: the incumbents, fighting to stave off the disruptors, will invest in original journalism, and the disruptors, fighting to increase their market share, will also invest in original journalism.”
Among our faves is Jake Levine’s take on the “broadcast-ification of social media,” where the Twitter’s of the world started off as a “many-to-many” platform on which anyone could publish. But today, Twitter is more like a broadcaster, with many following few. It’s a great observation that matters.
More strong prediction, insights, and questions on Nieman’s site.