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Future forward

— Global


As the pace of technology speeds on full-throttle, four media visionaries describe how new developments will influence how we produce and consume news in 2011. And while they may have different views, one thing’s agreed: quality journalism remains paramount.

Chris Brauer, Christian Science Monitor, Gianni Riotta, Il Sole 24 Ore, John Yemma, Mario García

Of course, the passing of one year into the next doesn’t really make any difference save for firework manufacturers and hoteliers eyeing extortion, but in media we’re led to believe that another year marks another sea change in the way we’ll work, rest and play. You’re familiar with the themes, but just to be sure: digital rules, books are dead, free news is the future and everything worth anything starts with that personal and possessive lower-case prefix “i” – as in iPod, iPad, iThinkiLoveYou… Oh, and paper’s dead (you’re either reading this on…


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