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.

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

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

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

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

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Paul Ford   Go global

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

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

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

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

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

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

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

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

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Burt Herman   Things get real

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Jake Levine   The return to now

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

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

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

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

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

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

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

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

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

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

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

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

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

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

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

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

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

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

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

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

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Dan Newman   A return to trust

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

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products