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
Don’t you hate it when somebody leading a journalism business slips into jargon?
Sarah Lacy of PandoDaily does exactly that when quoted in a Quartz piece on why
funding is piling into new journalism ventures