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.

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

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

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

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

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

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

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

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

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

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

AX Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

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

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

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

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

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

Trushar Barot   API or die

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?