How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
A newspaper, which is a print product, will remain in its current circulation, dipping and diving with the financial times that affect us all. However, the mirrored digital product — or online news source — will increasingly become a social platform rather than one outlet. Aggregate sites like HuffPo had the right idea in bringing all news into one website for easier browsing, but Twitter and Facebook make it easier to customize what news you see and what news you don’t. This is compared to Google’s model which is similar with customization of your news feed, but it lacks one thing: the social aspect.
In short, social media won’t be a medium for connecting with friends, but an aggregate source of news curated by you for your tastes and needs.
Four reasons you love your school:
1. Our school’s newspaper, District, is online-only with a digital-first drive behind editorial decisions.
2. My department’s faculty are emotionally supportive and academically constructive.
3. It’s in the beautiful Hostess City.
4. Thirty hours of no sleep is commonplace during finals.
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
At the moment it’s @HowlTweeter, which tweets one line of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl every hour. It’s a nice break in the constant feed of news.
One of the most quirky things about you is…
My insatiable need for bodega Chicken Cutlets!
What was the last (non-required) book that you read?
Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton