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.

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

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

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

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

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

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

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

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

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

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

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

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

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

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

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

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

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

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

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

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

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

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

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

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

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

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

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

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Paul Ford   Go global

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Burt Herman   Things get real

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Jake Levine   The return to now

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix