A smarter information diet

“We’ve gotten to where we don’t deliver the news people need — we deliver the news people want. And I think that’s dangerous.”

Mike Ragsdale is CEO and founder of 30A, a Florida local news site that generates over $1 million in revenue per year.

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Earn trust by working for (and with) readers

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen   News after advertising may look like news before advertising

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Trushar Barot   API or die

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Anita Zielina   The sales funnel reaches (and changes) the newsroom

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Nushin Rashidian   A rise in high-price, high-value subscriptions

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Maria Bustillos   “It’s true — I saw it on Facebook”

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Richard J. Tofel   The country doesn’t trust us — but they do believe us

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Tressie McMillan Cottom   A path through the media’s coming legitimacy crisis

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Lam Thuy Vo   The primary source in the age of mechanical multiplication

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too