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

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

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

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Trushar Barot   API or die

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

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

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

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

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

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

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

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

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

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

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

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

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

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

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem