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The future of the newspaper

Digitalization is already part of the newspaper, both in terms of the production process and distribution. And the dual structure of print and digital media is likely to persist, write Thomas Steinfeld and Lothar Müller. The ultimate triumph of digital over print media is by no means imminent.

 

70 journalists died on the job in 2013

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria

 

The year we contextualize the news

 

My prediction isn?t particularly snazzy. It doesn?t require drones or sensors or wearables. It gets back to common sense, highlighting our role as an industry in creating informed citizens. 2014 will be the year of contextualization.

 

Interrogating the network: The year in social media research

 

Editor?s note: There?s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media ? but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers?

The veracity of viral

 

2014 is going to be the year of a big debate about what news is ? and especially about whether and how news organizations can ethically report on activity in the virtual world.

 

News that anticipates the reader?s needs

The year 2014 is going to be all about you. And me. And him and her. It?s going to be all about all of us ? and what we are doing on all our devices. The job in news is to be exactly there for people, no matter what they?re doing or where they?re doing it, to take advantage of their platforms and deliver the best journalism we

can for that device ? what I calladaptive journalism.

Understanding the billionaire media gambles

Our journalism business never ceases to provide surprises and fodder for speculation ? that?s what makes this year-end round of prediction posts so much fun and, often, so far off base. For example, none of the Lab?s prognosticators a year ago predicted that one billionaire would toss $250 million into a business that has been dying for years, while another would pony up the same sum to launch an as-yet un-named and largely mysterious ?new mass media organization.?

Big can learn from small in public radio

Let?s make it clear from the start that the new year will not bring final resolution to the hot pursuit of a methodology for determining impact. Nor will we find a solid new business model to ease the pressures brought by having to deliver sharper content across more platforms and, it seems, with greater speed than ever before. Not yet. But public media is well past its crossroads, and far enough along some new paths that we?re able to see patterns emerge.

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