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.

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

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

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

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

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

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

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

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

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

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

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

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

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Trushar Barot   API or die

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

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

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

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

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow