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.

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

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

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

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

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

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

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

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

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Trushar Barot   API or die

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

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

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

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

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

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

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

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

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships