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By Dominik Schmidt

Lesestapel #50 (NiemanLab Predictions 2018)

Okay, ganz simple Ansage: Du interessierst dich für Journalismus und suchst eine ausführliche Lektüre für dieses Wochenende? Dann habe ich die perfekte Leseempfehlung: Die NiemanLab Predictions for Journalism 2018.

Eine bunte Mischung aus smarten Branchenkennern geben ihre persönliche Vorhersage für 2018 ab. Da werden eigentlich alle großen Themen abgedeckt, mit denen wir uns auch schon dieses Jahr beschäftigt haben.

Hier meine konkreten Empfehlungen zu folgenden Themen:

AI und Personalisierung

“I’m not talking about computer-generated stories about earthquakes, earnings reports, or sports scores. These will be stories on your beat, written by humans who understand how to use machine learning to aid their reporting.”

von John Keefe

“The only hope for a serious pushback against misinformation will come from progress in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing. But it will take a while to come up with reliable models able to process at scale a firehose of news.”

von Frederic Filloux

“More and more, we’re getting comments from NPR One listeners along the lines of ‘I don’t want personalization, I want the news.’ My answer is, that’s exactly what we are using personalization algorithms to do.”

von Tamar Charney

Paid Content

“Those still putting digital advertising ahead of paid digital subscriptions are in danger of extinction.”

von Jim Moroney

“Better to be consumed in the nuclear blast than to live rummaging among the ruins. Those of us still left in the business are the poor survivors. We’ve peered into the cannibals’ cellar.”

von Luke O'Neil

“Ideas are already bubbling up around audio, syndication, licensing, partnerships, foundation grants, and more. These approaches enable journalists to preserve independence and integrity while allowing for funding that supports critically important work.”

von Joanne Lipman

Plattformen und Social Media

“It is increasingly clear that the operation of the platforms, both from an antitrust perspective and even more importantly from the perspective of democratic governance, has received remarkably little scrutiny.”

von Richard J. Tofel

“As users migrate to these closed systems, they’re also shifting away from the type of broad-based algorithmic feeds packed with news and media content that were the hallmark of first-generation social media.”

von Taylor Lorenz

“In the new world slowly emerging by the end of 2018, people begin to read long 18th-century English novels, go to the symphony, and watch 12 to 14 hours of terrestrial television a day. They also play board games as a family.”

von C.W. Anderson

Video und VR

“Just as people choose music for different settings — chill workout, hardcore workout, cooking dinner, putting the children to bed — users could tailor the news content they want to hear or read based on mood or situation rather than, say, politics or locale.”

von Kathleen McElroy

“2018 is the year we all need to stop making excuses and jump head first into the unknown. We must embrace these technologies and understand the future of media will not be driven by what we’re already comfortable with.”

von Ray Soto

“Whether journalists recognize it or not, we’re all on a march to making video content that’s worthy of Netflix. 2018 will show longform video journalism can be appointment viewing and bingeable.”

von Imaeyen Ibanga

Fake News

“If we want real-world solutions, we need real-world data, however. We need to learn how people actually consume fake news and fact checks when they encounter them in their everyday life, or when they look them up to prove (or disprove) an argument.”

von Alexios Mantzarlis

“Such a partisan split indicates something foundational going on, like the plates of a fault line that had been producing tremors for years suddenly and violently pulling apart.”

von Matt Carlson