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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Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

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

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

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

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

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

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Burt Herman   Things get real

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

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

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

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

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

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

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

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

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

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

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

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

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Jake Levine   The return to now

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

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

Paul Ford   Go global

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

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

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

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

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

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

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

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

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

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

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

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

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Dan Newman   A return to trust