Zines had it right all along

“Zines have an enormous variety. They’re experimental and diverse. This gives them a freshness and surprise. They’re anti-formalist. They’re relatable.”

Kawandeep Virdee works on product at Medium.

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

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

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

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

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

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

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Burt Herman   Things get real

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

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

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

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

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

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

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

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

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Jake Levine   The return to now

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

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

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

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

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

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

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

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

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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

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

Paul Ford   Go global

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

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

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

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

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

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

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

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

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes