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.

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

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

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

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

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

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

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

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

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

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

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

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Burt Herman   Things get real

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

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

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

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

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

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

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

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

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Paul Ford   Go global

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

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

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Jake Levine   The return to now

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

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

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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

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

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

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

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

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse