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.

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

AX Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Richard Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

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

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

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

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

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

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

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

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Jake Levine   The return to now

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Juleyka Lantigua   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

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

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Dan Newman   A return to trust

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

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

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

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

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

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

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Burt Herman   Things get real

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

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

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

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

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

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

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

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

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

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

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

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Paul Ford   Go global

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened