The pro-fact resistance

“Simultaneously, a wave of pro-journalism TV shows, books, and podcasts will explode on the scene helping more and more citizens understand and appreciate the role solid, factual news plays in their daily lives.”

The movement to discredit journalism and verifiable facts will clash in 2018 with a growing resistance, made up of local citizens, progressive public servants, celebrities, artists, and journalists themselves. Expect a surge in violent confrontations, filled with the occasional bloody arrests of reporters, especially as the mid-term elections draw near. An internal debate will take place at news organizations as several discover bots posing as trolls on their homepages and social media accounts. Simultaneously, a wave of pro-journalism TV shows, books, and podcasts will explode on the scene helping more and more citizens understand and appreciate the role solid, factual news plays in their daily lives.

Corey Johnson is a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.

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Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

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Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

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Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

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Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

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Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

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Susie Banikarim   R.I.P. Pivot to Video (2017–2017)

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Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Eric Ulken   The year local publishers get smart(er) about change

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Jake Levine   The return to now

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Jim Moroney   Newspapers have to be good enough for readers to pay for

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

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Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

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Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Alan Soon   The rise of start of psychographic, micro-targeted media

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

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Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Jesse Holcomb   Information disorder, coming to a congressional district near you

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

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John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

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Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

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Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

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