A smarter information diet

“We’ve gotten to where we don’t deliver the news people need — we deliver the news people want. And I think that’s dangerous.”

Mike Ragsdale is CEO and founder of 30A, a Florida local news site that generates over $1 million in revenue per year.

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Maria Bustillos   “It’s true — I saw it on Facebook”

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen   News after advertising may look like news before advertising

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Tressie McMillan Cottom   A path through the media’s coming legitimacy crisis

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Lam Thuy Vo   The primary source in the age of mechanical multiplication

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Nushin Rashidian   A rise in high-price, high-value subscriptions

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Richard J. Tofel   The country doesn’t trust us — but they do believe us

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Earn trust by working for (and with) readers

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Trushar Barot   API or die

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Anita Zielina   The sales funnel reaches (and changes) the newsroom

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service