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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Jake Levine   The return to now

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

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

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

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

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Jim Moroney   Newspapers have to be good enough for readers to pay for

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Juleyka Lantigua   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Errin Haines   At the ballot, it’s time to count black women

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Tanzina Vega   It’s time for media companies to #PassTheMic

Burt Herman   Things get real

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Julia B. Chan   Looking for loyalty in all the right places

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Paul Ford   Go global

Marcela Donini and Thiago Herdy   Collaboration is the way forward for Brazilian journalism

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Eric Ulken   The year local publishers get smart(er) about change

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

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Aron Pilhofer   We can’t leave the business to the business side any more

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

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

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

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

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

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

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Richard Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen   The Snapchat scenario and the risk of more closed platforms

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Dan Shanoff   You down with OTT? (Yeah, DTC)

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche