Think local, act global

“We will continue to work in collaboration across borders in Latin America, doing fact-checking over social networks — more and more on WhatsApp, which is one of the region’s main sources for information consumption and sharing.”

In Chicas Poderosas, we’ve been exploring what innovations are needed for the journalism of today and of tomorrow. We’re finishing 2017 with a lot of investigative journalism focused on mining the social web in search of trends to then fact-check. Making governments accountable and the public informed — Chicas Poderosas has found that to be one of the most needed efforts, especially when done in collaboration with local journalism. 

For 2018, we will continue to work in collaboration across borders in Latin America, doing fact-checking over social networks — more and more on WhatsApp, which is one of the region’s main sources for information consumption and sharing, which makes checking if that information is true important. We will be on top of elections and campaigns so we don’t let the same mistakes happen again, and we will be work to make sure the campaigns run as transparently as possible. 

So the main ingredients in my opinion for the journalism of 2018 will be: collaborations, fact-checking (especially over social networks), and hyperlocal news in the context of the global reality. As we do in Chicas Poderosas: Think local and act global!

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

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

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

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

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

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

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

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

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

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

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

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

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

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

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

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

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

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

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

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

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

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

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

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Jake Levine   The return to now

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

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

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

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

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

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Paul Ford   Go global

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Burt Herman   Things get real

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy