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.

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

Elizabeth Jensen   Show your work

Jacqui Cheng   Retailers move into content

Ernst-Jan Pfauth   Publishing less to give readers more

Kinsey Wilson   Facebook and Google: Help out or pay up

Neha Gandhi   Filler killers

Umbreen Bhatti   The trust problem isn’t new

Lam Thuy Vo   Breaking free from the tyranny of the loudest

Frédéric Filloux   External forces

Sydette Harry   Listen to your corner and watch for the hook

Francesco Marconi   The year of machine-to-machine journalism

Paul Ford   Go global

Rodney Gibbs   Tech workers turn to journalism

Tracie Powell   The muting of underserved voices

Christopher Meighan   Passive partnership is in the rearview

Jamie Mottram   From pageviews to t-shirts

Michelle Garcia   Navigating journalistic transparency

Pia Frey   Address users as individuals

Ståle Grut   Reclaiming audience interaction from social networks

Doris Truong   Computer vision vs. the Internet vigilantes

Andrew Ramsammy   The year ownership mattered

Cory Haik   Suffering from realness, pivoting to impact

Basile Simon   We need better career paths for news nerds

Joanne McNeil   Gatekeeping the gatekeepers

Adam Thomas   Sharing is caring: The year of the mentor

AX Mina   Memes and visuals come to the fore

Kathleen McElroy   Building a news video experience native to mobile

Mariana Moura Santos   Think local, act global

Alice Antheaume   Are you fluent in AI?

Marie Gilot   No assholes allowed

David Skok   Finding an information-life balance

Carrie Brown-Smith   Transparency finally takes off

Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

P. Kim Bui   The reckoning is only beginning

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

Andrew Haeg   The year journalists become relationship builders

Caitlin Thompson   Podcasting models mature and diversify

Nikki Usher   The year of The Washington Post

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

Trushar Barot   The Jio-fication of India

Michelle Ferrier   The year of the great reckoning

Monika Bauerlein   The firehose of falsehood

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

Nicholas Quah   Stop talking trash about young people

Steve Grove   The midterms are an opportunity

Evie Nagy   Pivot to mobile video frustration

Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Jarrod Dicker   Honesty in advertising

Jared Newman   Venture funding and digital news don’t mix

Dheerja Kaur   Fun with subscription products

Felix Salmon   Covering bitcoin while owning bitcoin

Hannah Cassius   The year of the echo-chamber escapists

Ariana Tobin   Too tired to tap

Mira Lowe   The year of the local watchdog

Dan Newman   A return to trust

Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Andrew Losowsky   The year of resilience

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

Nushin Rashidian   Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives

Bill Keller   A growing turn to philanthropy

Justin Kosslyn   The year journalists become digital security experts

Rick Berke   Value is the watchword

Juleyka Lantigua   Women of color will reclaim and monetize our time

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

Eric Nuzum   Beyond the narrative arc

Molly de Aguiar   Good journalism won’t be enough

Sam Ford   The year of investing in processes

Alfred Hermida   Going beyond mobile-first

Mandy Velez   texting is lit rn, fam

Jassim Ahmad   Thriving on change

Federica Cherubini   The rise of bridge roles in news organizations

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

Ray Soto   VR reaches the next level

C.W. Anderson   The social media apocalypse

Usha Sahay   Wallets get opened

Matt Boggie   The intellectual equivalent of the Dead Sea

Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

Alexios Mantzarlis   Moving fake news research out of the lab

Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

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

Claire Wardle   Disinformation gets worse

Kyle Ellis   Let’s build our way out of this

John Keefe   Scooped by AI

Borja Echevarría   TV goes digital, digital goes TV

José Zamora   Revenue-first journalism

Niketa Patel   Live journalism comes of age

Matt Thompson   Here come the attention managers

Monique Judge   Letting black women tell their own stories

Julia Beizer   A longer view on the pivot

Joyce Barnathan   It will be harder to bury the news

Yvonne Leow   The rise of video messaging

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

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

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

Manoush Zomorodi   Self-help as a publishing strategy

Almar Latour   Conquering calm

Rachel Davis Mersey   AI, with real smarts

Ruth Palmer   Risks will grow for news subjects — especially minorities

Mary Meehan   Real lives are at stake in rural areas

Kawandeep Virdee   Zines had it right all along

Taylor Lorenz   Social and media will split

Joanne Lipman   Journalists inventing revenue streams

Brian Lam   Sketchy ethics around product reviews

Hossein Derakhshan   Television has won

Jake Levine   The return to now

Pete Brown   Push alerts, personalized

Miguel Castro   The arrival of the impact producer

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research

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

Damon Krukowski   Reviving the alt-weekly soul

Kelsey Proud   No, no, no

Jennifer Brandel and Mónica Guzmán   The editorial meeting of the future

Vivian Schiller   Pivot to tomorrow

Michael Kuntz   The only pivot that might work

Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

Mariano Blejman   News games rule

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

Corey Ford   The empire strikes back

Amie Ferris-Rotman   More female reporters abroad (please)

Kristen Muller   The year of the voter

Pablo Boczkowski   The rise of skeptical reading

Will Sommer   The year local media gets conservative

Cristina Wilson   The year of the Instagram Story

Mary Walter-Brown   Show a little vulnerability

Gordon Crovitz   Serving readers over advertisers

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

Nancy Watzman   Know thy TV

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

Jessica Parker Gilbert   Design connects storytelling and strategy

Lanre Akinola   Making noise is not a strategy

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

Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

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

Rachel Schallom   Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

Mario García   Storytelling finally adapts to mobile

Kim Fox   Audience teams diversify their approach

Carlos Martínez de la Serna   The new journalism commons

Cindy Royal   Your journalism curriculum is obsolete

Caitria O'Neill   The new court of public opinion

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

Luke O'Neil   The end is already here

Richard Tofel   The platforms’ power demands more reporters’ attention

Daniel Trielli   The rich get richer, the poor scramble

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon   Seeking trust in fragmented spaces

Imaeyen Ibanga   Longform video leads the way

Laura E. Davis   Writing answers before you know the question

Matt Carlson   Attacks on the press will get worse

Rubina Madan Fillion   Unlocking the potential of AI

S. Mitra Kalita   The arc of news and audience

Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

Sarah Marshall   Loyalty as the key performance indicator

Sam Sanders   Shine the light on ourselves

Alastair Coote   The year of self-improvement

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

Dannagal G. Young   Stop covering politics as a game

Lucas Graves   From algorithms to institutions

Matt DeRienzo   A recession, then a collapse

Jennifer Coogan   The future is female

Raney Aronson-Rath   Transparency is the antidote to fake news

Jennifer Choi   Standing up for us and for each other

Burt Herman   Things get real

Heather Bryant   Building the ecosystems for collaboration

Sue Schardt   Jump the niche

Juliette De Maeyer   A responsible press criticism

Nathalie Malinarich   Peak push

Raju Narisetti   Mirror, mirror on the wall

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

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Rodney Benson   Better, less read, and less trusted

Sally Lehrman   Trust comes first

Renée Kaplan   The year of quiet adjustments (shhh)

Nicholas Diakopoulos   Fortifying social media from automated inauthenticity

Edward Roussel   Eyes, ears, and brains

Vanessa K. DeLuca   Women’s voices take center stage