The rise of video messaging

“What happens between now and virtual reality? It’s video messaging. Snapchat is already prepping us for this reality; the same with apps like Houseparty. They’re popularizing this idea that people are comfortable talking to each other via video.”

Yvonne Leow is president of the Asian American Journalists Association.

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Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Jake Levine   The return to now

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Helen Havlak   Keywords, not publishers, power the world’s biggest feeds

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Burt Herman   Things get real

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Dan Shanoff   You down with OTT? (Yeah, DTC)

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

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

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Millie Tran and Stine Bauer Dahlberg   (Hint: It’s about your brand)

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

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

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Errin Haines Whack   At the ballot, it’s time to count black women

Sara M. Watson   Feeds will open up to new user-determined filters

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen   The Snapchat scenario and the risk of more closed platforms

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Tanzina Vega   It’s time for media companies to #PassTheMic

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Marcela Donini and Thiago Herdy   Collaboration is the way forward for Brazilian journalism

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Aron Pilhofer   We can’t leave the business to the business side any more

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

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

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Richard J. Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Julia B. Chan   Looking for loyalty in all the right places

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Paul Ford   Go global

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

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

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first