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.

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

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

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

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

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

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

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Trushar Barot   API or die

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

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

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

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

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

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

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

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

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

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

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity