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.

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

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

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

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

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

David Weigel   A test for online speech

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

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

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

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

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

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

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

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Trushar Barot   API or die

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

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

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

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

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist