The newspaper is a dying breed. In fact, Philip Meyer predicted in his 2004 book that the final copy of the final newspaper will appear on someone’s doorstep one day in 2043. Anna Benckert, interaction design master’s student, has explored how major media companies can be engaged in curating news material from external sources, and she has designed a tablet newspaper with two faces: view and read.
For the past few months, I’ve spent a few hours every week on Twitter looking for scholars, PhDs, post-grad students etc within the field of new media (broadly speaking). The reason for this is the idea of social curation of news, a concept that is gaining more and more traction the more time we spend online liking, bookmarking, sharing, tweeting and retweeting articles that we – for any reason – find interesting. […]