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Predictions for Journalism 2015 » Collections » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

To close out 2014, we asked some of the smartest people we know to predict what 2015 will bring for the future of journalism. Here’s what they had to say.


When Bad Things Happen in Slow Motion - Issue 19: Illusions - Nautilus

othing focuses the mind like a moment of peril. John Hockenberry, the heavily-decorated journalist and commentator, had one of those nearly four decades ago. Yet it has never left him, and it always plays out in his memory, as he puts it, “in super slo-mo.”

Inside the Strange New World of DIY Brain Stimulation | Magazine | WIRED

When Brent Williams got to RadioShack that day in the spring of 2012, he knew exactly what he was looking for: a variable resistor, a current regulator, a circuit board, and a 9-volt battery. The total came to around $20. Williams is tall and balding, with wire-rim glasses that make him look like an engineer, which he is. He directs a center on technology in education at Kennesaw State University and is the kind of guy who spends his free time chatting up people on his ham radio or trying to glimpse a passing comet with his telescope. But this project was different.

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus

ne evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. During the second movement I had the unnerving feeling that time was literally grinding to a halt. The sensation was powerful, visceral, overwhelming. It was a life-changing moment, or, as it felt at the time, a life-changing eon.

Valve: How I Got Here, What It’s Like, and What I’m Doing | Valve

If I hadn’t read it and fallen in love with the idea of the Metaverse, if it hadn’t made me realize how close networked 3D was to being a reality, if I hadn’t thought I can do that, and more importantly I want to do that, I’d never have embarked on the path that eventually wound up at Valve.

L’entreprise auto-organisée en « ordre spontané », l’exemple de Valve Corporation | Contrepoints

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Comment les entreprises peuvent-elles fonctionner sans hiérarchie, et en quoi la structure de management de Valve, entreprise de création de jeux vidéo, s’inscrit-elle dans le monde économique moderne ?

In the End, People May Really Just Want to Date Themselves | FiveThirtyEight

Opposites attract. That’s how the cliché goes, and people really believe they are attracted to those different from them: 86 percent say they want a partner who “complements them” rather than one who “resembles them.”

Facebook, Google, And Sony Are Getting Ready To Fight A Cyberpunk War | Co.Design | business + design



L'Abbé Pierre, Albert Einstein et les trois explosions : Carnet de bord de Daniel Foucart

Le dialogue entre les deux hommes avait un côté prophétique. Trois menaces, trois explosions mais en même temps trois défis.

Les années Princeton d’Albert Einstein |

En 1948, lors d’une rencontre, Einstein présenta à l’abbé Pierre les trois grands risques qu’encourait le monde : l’énergie nucléaire, la surpopulation et enfin « l’explosion psychique » amenée par les médias, notamment la télévision.

Si votre média n’investit pas plus dans le numérique, fuyez ! | Meta-media | La révolution de l'information

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"Si votre média ne réduit pas les coûts des activités du passé et n'augmente pas ses investissements dans le numérique, fuyez ! C'est qu'il est en train de mourir !". 

BBC - Future - Technology - Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years

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As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.


Explore – Ebooks vs. print across various behavioral...

A discovery engine for meaningful knowledge, fueled by cross-disciplinary curiosity. Edited by Maria Popova for Lore. Twitter: @explorer Art & Design Science & Technology Culture & Society History & Literature Creativity & Innovation Media & Communication Thought & Opinion About Science & Technology Culture & Society Media & Communication Ebooks vs. print across various behavioral categories. Children’s picturebooks are clearly lagging most palpably – here is Martin Salisbury’s thoughtful explanation of why.

Le lien qui nous rattache aux autres / France Inter

« Le monde subjectif est aussi un monde inter-subjectif, le monde de « je » et de « tu », et tracer une frontière entre les deux n’est pas facile, parce que les autres font partie de nous. » Siri Hustvedt. La femme qui tremble.

The New Economics of Photojournalism: The Death of Once Magazine - British Journal of Photography

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Once Magazine, which launched a year ago at Visa pour l'Image, promised to offer a new revenue stream for photographers by publishing their work on the iPad. Last month, however, Once closed its doors. The magazine's editor, John Knight, tells BJP what went wrong

the new shelton wet/dry

what matter who's speaking ?


Predicting the Future of Computing - Interactive Feature -

Since no supercomputer can yet predict the future, we need your help. Readers are invited to make predictions and collaboratively edit this timeline, which is divided into three sections: a sampling of past advances, future predictions that you can push forward or backward in time (but not, of course, into the past), and a form for making and voting on predictions. The most prescient prophet might receive an iPad 2 in 2050. But if the past is any guide, this prediction will almost surely be wrong.

Des scientifiques sur le point de lire dans les pensées d'autrui -

Armés d'un scanner et d'un ordinateur, des scientifiques ont pu décoder des signaux cérébraux et reconstruire les images d'un film visionné par trois sujets, pour les convertir en modèle informatique. Shinji Nishimoto, principal auteur de cette étude parue dans la revue américaine Current Biology, et ses collègues ont regardé deux extraits de film.

A Real Web Design Application | Jason Santa Maria

The web and its related disciplines have grown organically. I think it’s safe to say the web is not the domain of just the geeks anymore—we all live here. And those of us who work here should have sophisticated, native tools to do our jobs.


Tim Berners-Lee: Facebook could fragment web | Technology |

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Founder of world wide web says some of the most successful social networking sites 'have begun to chip away at its principles'


The Future of Photography Books (discussion) « DARIUS HIMES

Andy Adams, the creative juice behind the online magazine Flak Photo recently contacted me about a “crowd-sourced” blog posting relating to photobooks, in conjunction with Resolve, the Livebooks blog. Was I game in posting something on my own blog? Sure. I’m always game for a discussion about photobooks.