Insights into the Future of News (2)

     “The future of news is about connection and engagement. It’s an ongoing, real time, two-way collaboration in which the distinction between producer and consumer will grow increasingly hazy. Reading the news is no longer passive, it’s active. More and more people realize that by shaping and participating in the news, they can help shape the world around them as well.” –  Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-In-Chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group

     “Sources will continue to trend towards the faceless: tweets, comments, message boards. Younger people instinctively share online — as they grow older and gain power, it may not even occur to them to divulge something in a face-to-face setting. The seeds of most game-changing stories will be planted in an obscure message board you’ve never heard of; eventually we’ll see every little story break like Bin Laden, with rumblings on social networks.  And to that end, the definition of a scoop is already changing. A single story will have to be truly spectacular to be heard over the din of online information.” – Jessica Coen, Editor-in-Chief of Jezebel.com

      “The future of news is bright. People still want relevant and timely dispatches explaining business, economic, financial, political and social trends in the world. But news will appear in multiple guises on multiple platforms, delivered not only by trusted craftsmen and women known as journalists but also by individuals newly enabled by the internet revolution. In this noisy, crowded space, trusted global brands like the Financial Times will stand out.”  – Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times

     “The future of news is taking the power of digital media – mobility, customization, interactivity, social distribution, instantly available information – and marrying it with the most important lessons we have learned over the past 100 years in this business. Good editing, what they now call curation, is vital and always will be. Good reporting and good storytelling are vital, and always will be. And people will always love good pictures. Especially of baby animals and things on fire.” – Jesse Angelo, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily

     “The future of news is social. This means that we’ll increasingly be able to rely on the news coming to us from our friends who are using social media to share stories, photos and information. Additionally, technologies that can surface the most relevant stories to us will become more robust and reliable, adding to this trend. Ultimately, successful media companies will use social technologies to expand their relationship with the reader, not just port the written word to digital.” – Mike McCue, Co-Founder & CEO of Flipboard

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