Summer 2017 U.S. Information Ecosystem Forecast

Climate: Florid, feverish, rife with allegations, and simmering with partisan resentment, all of which adds up to lots of clicks and brisk business for outrage-chasing mass media. Health advisory: Incitement and intolerance flourish in this hot, humid environment like malarial Continue reading Summer 2017 U.S. Information Ecosystem Forecast

Pivot to the Intention Economy

When it comes to civic media, the attention economy is not adequate to the task of serving the unmet information needs of neglected communities. An intention economy can address this shortcoming. Continue reading Pivot to the Intention Economy

Soup kitchens of the information superhighway — journalism’s inequity problem

One of the best things that has come out of the futurist vision for journalism has been the idea of the “information needs of communities” — a bland, technocratic but ruthless turn of phrase, full of demands and expectations. Demands Continue reading Soup kitchens of the information superhighway — journalism’s inequity problem