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.”

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Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

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

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

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

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

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

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Paul Ford   Go global

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

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

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Burt Herman   Things get real

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

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

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

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

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

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

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

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

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

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

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

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

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

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

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

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

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

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

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

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Jake Levine   The return to now

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

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

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

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

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post