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.

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

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

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

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

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

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

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

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

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

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

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

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Trushar Barot   API or die

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

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

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

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