Open-source foresight project on future media

2020 Media Futures is an ambitious, multi-industry strategic foresight project designed to understand and envision what media may look like in the year 2020; what kind of cross-platform Internet environment may shape our media and entertainment in the coming decade; and how our firms and organizations can take action today toward capturing and maintaining positions of national and international leadership.

Explore Scenarios for 2020

Wedia is a media environment of rapid, disruptive, and socially-driven change in which remix is both rampant and legal. Many large institutions have dissolved; solo producers do their own distribution. Technology is powerful, cheap and ubiquitous.


Review Research Findings

To inform our scenarios, 2020 Media Futures commissioned Nordicity and Gabe Sawhney to develop a Delphi Survey of Critical Uncertainties in the book, magazine, music, film, TV, interactive, convergent, and transmedia industries.


Watch Industry Interviews

“For us one of the challenges has been to have authentic conversations in the social space. It’s not just about selling something or telling a story... it’s about creating a relationship.” –Priya Rao, Jumpwire Media