Blockchain and trust

“Having decentralized ledgers and data storage allows visibility into creation and tracking, engagement and follow-through in news and ads.”

One of the biggest challenges facing news organizations is the notion of trust and transparency. Blockchain has the potential to play a role in creating an element to create transparency for both news and advertising. Having decentralized ledgers and data storage allows visibility into creation and tracking, engagement and follow-through in news and ads. Cost and speed are issues, but they will improve as the exchanges emerge and merge and grow. Trust and transparency have been damaged by elements of technology — I’ll tout this as a possible part of reparation.

Mi-Ai Parrish, current president and publisher of the Arizona Republic, is joining the faculty of Arizona State University.

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Paul Ford   Go global

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

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Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

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Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

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Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

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Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

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Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

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Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

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Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Jake Levine   The return to now

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Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

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Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Jesse Holcomb   Information disorder, coming to a congressional district near you

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

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Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

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Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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Sara M. Watson   Feeds will open up to new user-determined filters

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

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Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Alan Soon   The rise of start of psychographic, micro-targeted media

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

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Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

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Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

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Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Richard J. Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance