June 5th, 2013
futuristgerd

While traditional media continue their difficult decline, a cadre of the most innovative reporters, from Afghanistan to the Amazon, are quietly transforming journalism by harnessing the power of open data. Working in collaboration with civil society groups and governments, they are applying new digital tools to increasingly available data troves to tell stories via powerful interactive graphics. As a result, they are increasing transparency and empowering communities. (via How the Global Open Data Movement is Transforming Journalism | Innovation Insights | Wired.com)

March 6th, 2013
futuristgerd
January 19th, 2013
futuristgerd
January 15th, 2013
futuristgerd
January 6th, 2013
futuristgerd

Futurists & Keynote Speakers Gerd Leonhard & Ross Dawson: The Future of Newspapers (by Gerd Leonhard)

December 29th, 2012
futuristgerd
2012 was a big year for publishers in navigating the rapidly shifting sands of digital media. Monetizing content became less about the promise of pay walls and more about the concrete success of them. And mobile delivery – of both content and advertising – became an ingrained part of most publishing strategies, with some big wins and a lot of expectations. The year also brought two big boosts to traffic and ad revenues: the presidential election and the Summer Olympic Games. In 2013, big data is going to give publishers an edge, once they get a handle on all the metrics. While new viewability standards bring new hoops to jump through, they also provide more accountability to advertisers. It was another year of of big change and challenges, but change for good and challenges met. Here’s to another exciting, promising year in publishing in 2013!
December 24th, 2012
futuristgerd
December 21st, 2012
futuristgerd

(via Digital content trends 2013)

Great slideshow by Neil Perkin, on future of media / content

December 8th, 2012
futuristgerd