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.

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

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

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

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

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

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

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

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

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

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

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

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

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

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

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

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

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

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

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Paul Ford   Go global

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

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

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

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

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

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

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

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

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

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Jake Levine   The return to now

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

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

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

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

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

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

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Burt Herman   Things get real

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse