Zines had it right all along

“Zines have an enormous variety. They’re experimental and diverse. This gives them a freshness and surprise. They’re anti-formalist. They’re relatable.”

Kawandeep Virdee works on product at Medium.

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Jake Levine   The return to now

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

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

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

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

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

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

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

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

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

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Burt Herman   Things get real

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

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

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

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

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

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

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

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

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

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

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

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Dan Newman   A return to trust

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

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

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

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Paul Ford   Go global

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

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

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

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

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

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

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

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging