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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Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

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

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

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

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

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

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

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

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

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

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

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

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

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

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

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Burt Herman   Things get real

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

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

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

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

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Paul Ford   Go global

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

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

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

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

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

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

Jake Levine   The return to now

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

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

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

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