What will be the easy, frictionless digital news experience moving toward?

You could frame the big challenge for the next few years of digital news this way: How can we create a news user experience that’s as easy and friction-free as Facebook, but robust enough for a news power user, writes Joshua Benton. He explores what will replace the low effort, high reward experience that TV news provides to those who just don’t want to work that hard for news.

+ 5 things you need to know about how algorithms, robots and data security are shaping journalism (WAN-IFRA) and The year in millennial media consumption(Digiday)

+ Nieman Lab begins publishing its collection of predictions for journalism in 2015 (Nieman Lab)