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.

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Trushar Barot   API or die

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

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

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

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

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

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

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

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

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

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

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

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

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

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

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

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

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Andy Rossback   The year of the user