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

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

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

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

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

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

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

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Errin Haines Whack   Chaos or community?

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

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

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

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

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

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

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

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

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Trushar Barot   API or die

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

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

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines