This semantic map takes a cue from Chris Anderson‘s The-Future-of-Journalism visualization post @ Nieman Lab. CWA makes the fair point that any time we see a dramatic event / scientific discovery /technological innovation occurring, someone will invariably cry out “Oh, but what could that possibly mean for journalism?”.
The network below is based on data from online sources that have posted their musings on the future of news in the last 3 years. The texts were compiled with the help of LexisNexis – the corpus included all articles from web sources mentioning “future of journalism” or “future of news” between 2008 and 2010. I used WordIJ to compile the semantic net (Gephi’s great AlchemyAPI plugin sadly does not seem to work for me on Windows 7). The visualization of the top ~100 terms was done in Gephi.
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