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.

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

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

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

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

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

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

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Trushar Barot   API or die

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

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

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

David Weigel   A test for online speech

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

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

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

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

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

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

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

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state