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.

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

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

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

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

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

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

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

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

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

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

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

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

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

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

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

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

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Trushar Barot   API or die

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community