The year of the great reckoning

“The #metoo movement has come to journalism, but the #onlineabuse conversation will overtake that as journalists worldwide rebel against the 24/7 commodification of their lives.”

The #metoo movement has come to journalism, but the #onlineabuse conversation will overtake that as journalists worldwide rebel against the 24/7 commodification of their lives by media organizations and hold management to account for their always-on, social media policies and the pimping of their emotional wellbeing.

Michelle Ferrier is an associate professor of journalism at Ohio University.

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Paul Ford   Go global

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

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

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

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

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

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

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

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

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

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

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

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

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

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

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

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

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

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

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

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

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

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

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

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

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

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

Burt Herman   Things get real

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Jake Levine   The return to now

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

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

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

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

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

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

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

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

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds