Think local, act global

“We will continue to work in collaboration across borders in Latin America, doing fact-checking over social networks — more and more on WhatsApp, which is one of the region’s main sources for information consumption and sharing.”

In Chicas Poderosas, we’ve been exploring what innovations are needed for the journalism of today and of tomorrow. We’re finishing 2017 with a lot of investigative journalism focused on mining the social web in search of trends to then fact-check. Making governments accountable and the public informed — Chicas Poderosas has found that to be one of the most needed efforts, especially when done in collaboration with local journalism. 

For 2018, we will continue to work in collaboration across borders in Latin America, doing fact-checking over social networks — more and more on WhatsApp, which is one of the region’s main sources for information consumption and sharing, which makes checking if that information is true important. We will be on top of elections and campaigns so we don’t let the same mistakes happen again, and we will be work to make sure the campaigns run as transparently as possible. 

So the main ingredients in my opinion for the journalism of 2018 will be: collaborations, fact-checking (especially over social networks), and hyperlocal news in the context of the global reality. As we do in Chicas Poderosas: Think local and act global!

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Dan Newman   A return to trust

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Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

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Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

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Burt Herman   Things get real

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Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

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Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

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Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

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Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

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Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

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Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

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Jake Levine   The return to now

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

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Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

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Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

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Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

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Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

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Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

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Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

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José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

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Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

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