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.

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

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

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

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

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

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

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

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

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

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

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

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

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

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

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

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

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

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

Jake Levine   The return to now

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

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

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

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

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Burt Herman   Things get real

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

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

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

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Paul Ford   Go global

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

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

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

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

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

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

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

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

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game