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.

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

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

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

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

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

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

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

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

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

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

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

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

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

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

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

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Trushar Barot   API or die

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks