Here’s some quick links for today, with minimal commentary – because I’m meant to be on holiday. 🙂
- It’s more than just the internet that’s changing journalism, it’s [a perfect storm of new technology](http://www.jacklail.com/blog/archives/2009/01/finding-our-way-in-a-very-old.html).
- A student journalist thinks 2009 will be t[he year of journalistic meritocracy](http://solomojo.blogspot.com/2008/12/2009-year-of-meritocracy.html).
- We tried [to remake the internet in our image](http://www.slate.com/id/2207912/pagenum/all/#p2). Now it’s remaking us to be like it…
- What’s the [attention span for web video](http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2009/attention-span-for-web-video/)? Short.
- Predictions that [all niche magazines will end up online](http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jan/05/clay-shirky-future-newspapers-digital-media).
- And lastly, [a quote to think about](http://theobvious.typepad.com/blog/2009/01/more-and-more-true-by-the-day.html).
Ah, I love NEXT. Unlike many tech-based conferences, which are very rooted in the now, they have a remarkable knack of looking about two years into the future, and giving you a sense of what the world might look like then. I’ve been working with them since January, and
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add
to right now:
* The Nichepaper Manifesto
– an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks