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.

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

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

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

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

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

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

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

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

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

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

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

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

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

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

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

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

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Trushar Barot   API or die

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities