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.

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

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

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

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

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Trushar Barot   API or die

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

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

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

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

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

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

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

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

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

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

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

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