The year of deep insights

“It’s a failure for today’s niche journalism if we don’t take all of the intellectual capital we provide and find ways to repurpose and repackage it, in the ways our audience demands.”

liz-mcmillenPublications will need to create high-quality products that provide deep insights and that serve their specific audiences. Of course, understanding the audience and what it needs is essential. But so is finding creative ways to draw on those insights in multiple ways. It’s a failure for today’s niche journalism if we don’t take all of the intellectual capital we provide and find ways to repurpose and repackage it, in the ways our audience demands.

Liz McMillen is editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Amy O'Leary   Not just covering communities, reaching them

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

Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Kathleen Kingsbury   Print as a premium offering

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Tanya Cordrey   The resurgence of reach

Michael Oreskes   Reversing the erosion of democracy

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

Peter Sterne   A dangerous anti-press mix

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Dhiya Kuriakose   The year of digital detoxing

Liz McMillen   The year of deep insights

Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives

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

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Errin Haines   Chaos or community?

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

Juliette De Maeyer and Dominique Trudel   A rebirth of populist journalism

Elizabeth Jensen   Trust depends on the details

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Truthiness in private spaces

Aja Bogdanoff   Comments start pulling their weight

Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Moreno Cruz Osório   The year of transparency in Brazilian journalism

Jim Friedlich   A banner year for venture philanthropy

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

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Jonathan Hunt   Measurement companies get with the times

Kawandeep Virdee   Moving deeper than the machine of clicks

David Skok   What lies beyond paywalls

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

Mario García   Virtual reality on mobile leaps forward

Zizi Papacharissi   Distracted journalism looks in the mirror

Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Dannagal G. Young   The return of the gatekeepers

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Andrew Losowsky   Building our own communities

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

Francesco Marconi   The year of augmented writing

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Trushar Barot   API or die

Sydette Harry   Facing journalism’s history

Molly de Aguiar   Philanthropists galvanize around news

Renée Kaplan   Pure reach has reached its limit

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting stratifies into hard layers

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

David Weigel   A test for online speech

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Helen Havlak   Chasing mobile search results

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Ståle Grut   The battle for high-quality VR

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Robert Hernandez   History will exclude you, again

Steve Henn   The next revolution is voice

Rubina Madan Fillion   Snapchat grows up

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

Burt Herman   Local news gets interesting

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Priya Ganapati   Mobile websites are ready for reinvention

Juan Luis Sánchez   Your predictions are our present

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

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

Taylor Lorenz   “Selfie journalism” becomes a thing

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Matt Karolian   AI improves publishing

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Almar Latour   Thanks, #fakenews

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

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

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Jonathan Stray   A boom in responsible conservative media

Mathew Ingram   The Faustian Facebook dance continues

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Rebekah Monson   Journalism is community-as-a-service

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

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

Ashley C. Woods   Local journalism will fight a new fight

Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Andy Rossback   The year of the user

Nathalie Malinarich   Making it easy

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

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

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Cindy Royal   Preparing the digital educator-scholar hybrid

Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

Amie Ferris-Rotman   Вслед за Россией

Libby Bawcombe   Kids board the podcast train

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

M. Scott Havens   Quality advertising to pair with quality content

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Coleen O'Lear   Back to basics

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Felix Salmon   Headlines matter

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

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides