The future of local

I’ve been asked to write an essay envisioning the newspaper in 2020. I think that’s the wrong way to envision it. Instead, I want to think about what (local) news, information, and community can and will be like a dozen years from now. Rather than starting with an existing operation, start with the opportunities and then figure out how to fit into them. More posts to come on this but I’d very much like your prognostications about local or national media (or whatever you choose to call it). How will be operate? How will be get and share news and information? How will we connect? How will we conduct business? Any thoughts gratefully gobbled.