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.

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

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

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Burt Herman   Things get real

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

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

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

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

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

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

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

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

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

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

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

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

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

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

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

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

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

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

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Jake Levine   The return to now

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

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

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

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

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

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

Paul Ford   Go global

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

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

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

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

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

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

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

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

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism