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!

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

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

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

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

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

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

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

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

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

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Jake Levine   The return to now

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

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

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

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

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

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

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

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

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Paul Ford   Go global

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

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

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

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

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Burt Herman   Things get real

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

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

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

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

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

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

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

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

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

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

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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