By Thomas Crampton
As a journalist, I admit to having more than a passing interest in the future of media/publishing. For "next generation" publishing, I currently see two main technical developments...
-wireless connections for ubiquitous Internet, and
-smaller and easier-to-read screens,
...that are bringing two main social changes...
-increased trust/reliance on peer-to-peer communication, and
-a more conversational style of journalism that contrasts with the previous model (that more resembled lecturing).
You can see the changes already having a concrete effect, with U.S. news magazines responding to the Internet -- in part by cutting back their foreign staff and editions.
What other broad forces (social or technical or others) will lead the next generation of publishing?