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.

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

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

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

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

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

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

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

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

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

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

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

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

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

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

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

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Trushar Barot   API or die