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Nic Newman: Journalism, media and technology predictions for 2013

January 11th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Online Journalism
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Digital strategist Nic Newman has written a 30-page Google Doc on his predictions for journalism, media and technology this year.

The ex-BBC strategist provides a really good summary of key developments in digital journalism in 2012, and makes a few predictions for this year.

In addition to predicting the rise of mobile (he uses the buzzword of the week ‘phablet’, which has been used to describe the hybrid, larger phones that are approaching tablet size), he makes another point he makes is one of visual storytelling and the importance of images. That leads into him noting the rise of TV-style coverage by online news sites, including WSJ Live, the Huffington Post and the New York Times.

Following WSJ’s launch of WorldStream, a platform where reporters at the title share mobile phone footage to provide a behind-the-scene glimpse of the newsgathering process, Newman forecasts that in 2013 we’ll see “more experimentation with short-form video”, with this area offering “significant opportunities for newspapers and start-ups to disrupt traditional broadcasters”.

Another trend he notes is one of real-time news and he makes predictions around paywalls.

The Washington Post and at least two national UK newspapers will join the metered paywall club in 2013.

The full document is at this link.

Related: In this article, seven industry experts share their predictions for this year.

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#Podcast: Industry experts share predictions for digital journalism in 2013

December 14th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Podcast

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Industry experts share their predictions for digital journalism in 2013.

They discuss expectation of the types of devices that will be used to access news sites, ideas on sustainability, key social networks and platforms for newsgathering, engagement strategies – and the kind of people we might find in the newsroom of 2013.

In this podcast Journalism.co.uk technology editor Sarah Marshall speaks to:

  • Alison Gow, editor of the Daily Post and DailyPost.co.uk, North Wales
  • Aron Pilhofer, editor of interactive news, New York Times
  • François Nel, founding director of the Journalism Leaders’ Programme at the University of Central Lancashire who also runs the MADE (media and digital enterprise) project
  • John Barnes, managing director of digital and tech at Incisive Media and chair of the AOP (Association of Online Publishers)
  • Mark Little, founder and chief executive of social news agency Storyful
  • Raju Narisetti, managing editor, WSJ Digital Network,  Wall Street Journal
  • Stephen Pinches, group product manager for FT.com

You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.

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