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!

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

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

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

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

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

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

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

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

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Burt Herman   Things get real

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

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

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Juleyka Lantigua   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Paul Ford   Go global

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

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Richard Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

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

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

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

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Jake Levine   The return to now

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

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

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

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

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

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

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

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

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

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

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

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

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

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