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.

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Trushar Barot   API or die

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

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

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

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

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

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

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

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

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

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

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

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

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

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

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

David Weigel   A test for online speech

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

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

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again