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.

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

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

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

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

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

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

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

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

David Weigel   A test for online speech

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

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

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

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

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

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Trushar Barot   API or die

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

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

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism