The year of deep insights

“It’s a failure for today’s niche journalism if we don’t take all of the intellectual capital we provide and find ways to repurpose and repackage it, in the ways our audience demands.”

liz-mcmillenPublications will need to create high-quality products that provide deep insights and that serve their specific audiences. Of course, understanding the audience and what it needs is essential. But so is finding creative ways to draw on those insights in multiple ways. It’s a failure for today’s niche journalism if we don’t take all of the intellectual capital we provide and find ways to repurpose and repackage it, in the ways our audience demands.

Liz McMillen is editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

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

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

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

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

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

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

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

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Trushar Barot   API or die

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

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

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

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

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

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

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

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium