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.

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

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

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

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

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

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

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

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Trushar Barot   API or die

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

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

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

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

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

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

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

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

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism