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.

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

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

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

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

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

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

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

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

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

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

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

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

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Burt Herman   Things get real

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

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

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

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

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

An Xiao Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

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

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

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

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

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

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Richard Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

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

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Juleyka Lantigua   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Jake Levine   The return to now

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

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

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

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

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Paul Ford   Go global

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

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

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble