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

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

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

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

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

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

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

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

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

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

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

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

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

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

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Burt Herman   Things get real

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

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

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

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

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

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

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

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

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

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

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

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

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

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Paul Ford   Go global

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

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

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Jake Levine   The return to now

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives