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FishbowlNY Looks At The Biggest Industry Trends For 2010

2010.jpgWe are not sad to say good-bye to 2009. It’s an understatement to say that the past year has been grim for the media industry. 2010 — a new decade even — offers a clean slate, a fresh start. We’ve seen that the business model that so many publications have relied on for decades is no longer viable, and everyone is looking for whatever next big thing will come and save us.

In the past few months, we have been hearing the same things mentioned over and over, so we know they are going to play a role in the media’s attempt to transform itself and rise from the ashes in the coming year. As industry leaders struggle to get our business back in the black, we know we’re going to be hearing more and more about these important things. Throughout this last week of the year, we’ll be focusing on four key topics we know we’ll be hearing more of in the coming year: e-readers, tablets and digital applications of pubs; pay walls; citizen journalism and crowdsourcing; and non-profit journalism and philanthropy.

Today, we’re focusing on all the digital goodies that lay ahead for us in 2010. We’ll be recapping some important events from this year and we’ve talked to some big names in the industry about what they are working on and what’s in store for the New Year and beyond.

Think we’ve missed something? Let us know in the comments or send us an email. Let’s get the conversation about the future going.

Previously: Our 2009 Lists

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Folio Pulls Out All The Stops for Their 2010 Predictions

folio22.jpgWhile the rest of us are looking to our Magic 8 Ball for clues about next year’s publishing climate, Folio magazine has taken a different approach: the industry trade journal created a list of 115 predictions for 2010 by asking leaders in the field what they expect to see in the New Year.

The list is one-third “no-duh” (like Jim Spanfeller, former Forbes CEO’s prediction, “Digital media will continue to grow share”), one-third educated guessing (“The Apple Tablet will be more horse than unicorn,” says F+W director of audience development Guy LeCharles Gonzalez), and one-third wild speculation (nobody is going to start printing magazines on purple or puce paper, sorry Penton Media‘s Warren Bimblick).

See which ones you agree with. Will magazines make a “modest comeback” after all? Or will 2010 be the year that publishers realize “their magazine is no longer their brand?” Add your own predictions in our comments!

Read More: 115 Magazine and Media Predictions for 2010 — Folio