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.

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

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

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

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

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

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

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

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Trushar Barot   API or die

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

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

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

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

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

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

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

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

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet