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.”

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Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

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

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

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

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

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

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

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

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

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

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

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

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

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

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

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

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

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

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

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

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

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

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

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

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

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Jake Levine   The return to now

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

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

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Paul Ford   Go global

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

Dan Newman   A return to trust

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

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

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

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Burt Herman   Things get real

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here