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.

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

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

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

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

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

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

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

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

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

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

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

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

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Jake Levine   The return to now

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

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

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

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

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

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Paul Ford   Go global

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

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

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

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

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

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

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

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

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

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

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

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

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Burt Herman   Things get real

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

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

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

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

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals