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.

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

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

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

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

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

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

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

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

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

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

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

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

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Trushar Barot   API or die

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

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

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

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

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news