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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Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

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

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

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

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

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

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

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

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

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

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

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

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

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

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

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

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

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

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

L. Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Jake Levine   The return to now

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

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

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

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

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

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

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

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

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

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

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Paul Ford   Go global

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

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

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

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

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Burt Herman   Things get real

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix