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.

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

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

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

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

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

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

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

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

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

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

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Trushar Barot   API or die

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

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

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

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

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

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

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism