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.

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

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

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

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

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

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

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

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

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

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

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

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

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

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

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Paul Ford   Go global

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

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

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

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

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

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

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

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

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Jake Levine   The return to now

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

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

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

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Burt Herman   Things get real

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

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

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

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

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile