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.

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

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

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

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

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

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

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

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

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

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

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

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

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Trushar Barot   API or die

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

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

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

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

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click