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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Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

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

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Burt Herman   Things get real

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

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

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

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

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

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

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

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

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

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

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

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

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

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

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Juleyka Lantigua   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

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

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

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

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

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

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Richard Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Paul Ford   Go global

Jake Levine   The return to now

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

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

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

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

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

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

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

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

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix