I headed over to NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute last night to attend the 2012 Journalism & Digital Trends meetup put on by the Online News Association. The moderator and panel members were great:
- Jay Rosen, NYU: Moderator (@jayrosen_nyu)
- Meghan Peters, Community Manager at Mashable (@petersmeg)
- Emily Bell, Director of Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia J School, (@emilybell)
- Charlie O’Donnell, Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures (@ceonyc)
- Steve Rubel, EVP/Global Strategy and Insights for Edelman (@steverubel)
Jay's pre-meetup homework for each panelist was to talk about a digital trend in journalism they see for 2012. I'm listing their responses below (my emphasis is in bold):
- Jay: "Editors + algorithms"
- Meghan: "Journalists are the new early adopters"
- Emily: "Platforms not projects"
- Charlie: "Data as news"
- Steve: "Media cloverleaf"
I'm including some other points (along with my actual notes) below:
- I thought the trends highlighted by Jay and Charlie were spot on
- I'm not sure if all 150 people showed up, but it was a full room around 6:30
- There was no check-in, which I thought was odd since there were so many people asking for tickets
- Charlie had a lot of good ideas for content discovery / curation
- There was a lot of Google+ talk, at least initially
- One question I would have asked: "With all these trends, how do you define 'success' in journalism in 2012?"