Messaging apps go mainstream

“Journalists, newsrooms and editors will tell stories using the language of messaging apps — stickers, emojis, gifs, vertical video.”

samantha-barryMessaging apps will go mainstream in newsrooms. They will become essential tools in everyone’s distribution toolbox, and you’ll begin to hear “how do we message that” around the newsroom just like you hear “tweet it” today.

Journalists, newsrooms and editors will tell stories using the language of messaging apps — stickers, emojis, gifs, vertical video. They’ll reach new hyper connected young mobile audiences on Snapchat, Kik, Line, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, WhatsApp, and more. Newsrooms and audience development teams will invest in one-to-one and one-to-peer sharing, and explore the monetization opportunities for media companies in this mobile space.

Samantha Barry is senior director of social news at CNN.

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

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

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

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

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Trushar Barot   API or die

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

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

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

David Weigel   A test for online speech

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

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

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

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

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

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

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

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

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

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach