Tested like never before

“News leaders will need to be brave enough to resist the urge to overcorrect.”

vivian-schillerAs all readers of Nieman Lab already know, Truth is under assault. In the year ahead, news organizations are going to be tested like never before to reconcile long-held notions of impartiality with a barrage of lies, half-truths, and obfuscations coming from public figures and political operatives. Journalists who have built up a reputation for fairness over the course of lifetime will be accused of partisanship like never before.

News leaders will need to be brave enough to resist the urge to overcorrect, make concessions for access, seek equivalencies where they don’t exist or worse, or compromise in language, imagery, headlines, and voice.

Vivian Schiller is a former top executive at Twitter, NPR, NBC, CNN, and The New York Times.

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Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

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David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

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Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

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Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

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Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

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Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

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Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

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Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

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Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

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

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Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

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Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

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Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

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Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

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Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

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David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

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Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

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Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

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Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

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Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

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Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

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Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

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Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Mario Garcia   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

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Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

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