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.

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

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

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

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

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Jake Levine   The return to now

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

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

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

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

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

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

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

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

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

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

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

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

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

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

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

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

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

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

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

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Burt Herman   Things get real

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

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

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

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

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

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

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

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

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Paul Ford   Go global

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back