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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Dan Newman   A return to trust

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Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

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Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

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Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

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

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

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Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

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

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

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

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Paul Ford   Go global

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

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

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

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Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

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Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

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Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

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Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

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Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

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