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.

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

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

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

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

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

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

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

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

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

Burt Herman   Things get real

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

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

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

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

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

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

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Paul Ford   Go global

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

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

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

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

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

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

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

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

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

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

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

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

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Jake Levine   The return to now

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

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

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

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook