The rise of video messaging

“What happens between now and virtual reality? It’s video messaging. Snapchat is already prepping us for this reality; the same with apps like Houseparty. They’re popularizing this idea that people are comfortable talking to each other via video.”

Yvonne Leow is president of the Asian American Journalists Association.

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Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

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Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

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Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Millie Tran and Stine Bauer Dahlberg   (Hint: It’s about your brand)

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Jake Levine   The return to now

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Richard Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Susie Banikarim   R.I.P. Pivot to Video (2017–2017)

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Helen Havlak   Keywords, not publishers, power the world’s biggest feeds

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

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Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

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