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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Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

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Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

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Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

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Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

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

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

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

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

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

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Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

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Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

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Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

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Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

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Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

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Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

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Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

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Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

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