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!

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Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

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Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

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

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

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

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Burt Herman   Things get real

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

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

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

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

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

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

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

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

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

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

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

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

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

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

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Jake Levine   The return to now

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

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

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

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

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Paul Ford   Go global

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

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

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

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

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

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

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

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

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

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