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This is fine

“We interviewed Greta.”

Marie Gilot is the director of J+ at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Marie Gilot is the director of J+ at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Pablo Boczkowski   The day after November 4

Linda Solomon Wood   Everyone in your organization, moving toward a common goal

M. Scott Havens   First-party data becomes media’s most important currency

Heather Bryant   Some kinds of journalism aren’t worth saving

Jasmine McNealy   A call for context

Alice Antheaume   Trade “politics” for “power”

Knight Foundation   Five generations of journalists, learning from each other

Bill Grueskin   Our ethics codes get an overhaul

Matthew Pressman   News consumers divide into haves and have-nots

Raney Aronson-Rath   News deserts will proliferate — but so will new solutions

Kristen Muller   The year we operationalize community engagement

Jeff Kofman   Speed through technology

Candis Callison   Taking a cue from Indigenous journalists on climate change

Carrie Brown-Smith   Engaged journalism: It’s finally happening

Margarita Noriega   The platforms try to figure out what to do with single-subject newsrooms

Dan Shanoff   Sports media enters the Bronny era

Ståle Grut   OSINT journalism goes mainstream

Zizi Papacharissi   A president leads, the press follows, reality fades

Hossein Derakhshan   AI can’t conjure up an Errol Morris

Sonali Prasad   Climate change storytelling gets multidimensional

J. Siguru Wahutu   Western journalists, learn from your African peers

Elizabeth Hansen and Jesse Holcomb   Local news initiatives run into a capital shortage

Sarah Stonbely   More people start caring about news inequality

Errin Haines   Race and gender aren’t a 2020 story — they’re the story

Talia Stroud   The work of reconnecting starts November 4

Jeremy Gilbert and Jarrod Dicker   A call for collaboration between storytelling and tech

Nathalie Malinarich   Betting on loyalty

Kevin D. Grant   The free press stands against authoritarians’ attacks on truth

Beena Raghavendran   The year of the local engagement reporter

Colleen Shalby   Journalists become media literacy teachers

Matt DeRienzo   Local broadcasters begin to fill the gaps left by newspapers

Tamar Charney   From broadcast to bespoke

Elizabeth Dunbar   Frank talk, and then action

Victor Pickard   We reclaim a public good

Monique Judge   The year to organize, unionize, and fight

Alana Levinson   Brand-backed media gets another look

Cory Haik   We’re already consuming the future of news — now we have to produce it

Nushin Rashidian   Are platforms a bridge or a lifeline?

Jake Shapiro   Podcasting gets listener relationship management

Meg Marco   Everything happens somewhere

Mariana Moura Santos   The future of journalism is collaborative

Bill Adair   A Nobel Prize, a Brad Pitt film, and a Taylor Swift song

Sue Robinson   Campaign coverage as test bed for engagement experiments

Annie Rudd   The expanded ambiguity of the news photograph

Felix Salmon   Spotify launches a news channel

Imaeyen Ibanga   Let’s take it slow

Adam Thomas   The silver bullet

Cristina Kim   Public media stops trying to serve “everybody”

Joanne McNeil   A return to blogs (finally? sort of?)

Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young   The promise of nonprofit journalism

Irving Washington   Leadership isn’t something you learn on the job

Mike Caulfield   Native verification tools for the blue checkmark crowd

Michael W. Wagner   Increasingly fractured, but little bit deliberative

Jeremy Olshan   All journalism should be service journalism

Richard Tofel   A constraint of the reader-revenue model emerges

Ernie Smith   The death of the industry fad

John Garrett   It’s the best time in a century to start a local news organization

Joni Deutsch   Podcasting unsilences the silent

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen   The business we want, not the business we had

Jim Brady   We’ll complain about other people living in bubbles while ignoring our own

Josh Schwartz   Publishers move beyond the metered paywall

Doris Truong   The year of radical salary transparency

Tanya Cordrey   Saying no to more good ideas

Barbara Gray   Join local libraries on the frontlines of civic engagement

Steve Henn   The dawning audio web

Greg Emerson   News apps fall further behind

Brenda P. Salinas   Treating MP3 files like text

Julia B. Chan   We 👏 take 👏 breaks 👏

Craig Newmark   Formalizing newsrooms’ battle against disinformation

Millie Tran   Wicked

Simon Galperin   Journalism becomes more democratic

Christa Scharfenberg   It’s time to make journalism a field that supports and respects women

Kathleen Searles   Pay more attention to attention

Juleyka Lantigua   A changing industry amps up podcasters’ ambitions

Lucas Graves   A smarter conversation about how (and why) fact-checking matters

S. Mitra Kalita   The race to 2021

Heidi Tworek   The year of positive pushback

Seth C. Lewis   20 questions for 2020

Kourtney Bitterly   Transparency isn’t just a desire, it’s an expectation

Sarah Schmalbach   Journalist, quantify thyself

Ben Werdmuller   Use the tools of journalism to save it

Cindy Royal   Prepare media students for skills, not job titles

Lauren Duca   The rise of the journalistic influencer

Nico Gendron   Make better products if you want to reach Gen Z

Sarah Alvarez   I’m ready for post-news

John Keefe   Journalism gets hacked

Francesco Zaffarano   TikTok without generational prejudice

Stefanie Murray   Charitable giving goes collaborative

Helen Havlak   Platforms shine a light on original reporting

Peter Bale   Lies get further normalized

Rachel Davis Mersey   The business of local TV news will enter its downward slide

Moreno Cruz Osório   In Brazil, collaboration in a time of state attacks

Dannagal G. Young   Let’s disrupt the logic that’s driving Americans apart

Don Day   Respect the non-paying audience

Joe Amditis   Collaborative journalism takes its rightful place at the table

Mira Lowe   The year of student-powered journalism

Geneva Overholser   Death to bothsidesism

Brian Moritz   The end of “stick to sports”

Mary Walter-Brown and Tristan Loper   Power to the people (on your audience team)

Logan Molyneux and Shannon McGregor   Think twice before turning to Twitter

Nicholas Jackson   What’s left of local gets comfortable with reader support

Mario García   Think small (screen)

Logan Jaffe   You don’t need fancy tools to listen

Jonas Kaiser   Russian bots are just today’s slacktivists

Fiona Spruill   The climate crisis gets the coverage it deserves

Rachel Glickhouse   Journalists get left behind in the industry’s decline

Meredith Artley   Stronger solidarity among news organizations

Catalina Albeanu   Rebuilding journalism, together

Whitney Phillips   A time to question core beliefs

Nikki Usher   All systems down

Kerri Hoffman   Opening closed systems

Jakob Moll   A slow-moving tech backlash among young people

Marie Gilot   This is fine

Madelyn Sanfilippo and Yafit Lev-Aretz   News coverage gets geo-fragmented

A.J. Bauer   A fork in the road for conservative media

Masuma Ahuja   Slower, quieter, more measured and thoughtful

Rick Berke   Incoming fire from both left and right

Eric Nuzum   Podcasting finally creates another mega-hit show

Sarah Marshall   The year to learn about news moments

Gordon Crovitz   Fighting misinformation requires journalism, not secret algorithms

Sara K. Baranowski   A big year for little newspapers

Alexandra Borchardt   Get out of the office and talk to people

AX Mina   The Forum we wanted, the forum we got

Anthony Nadler   Clash of Clans: Election Edition

Joshua P. Darr   All that campaign cash will make the media’s problems worse

Tom Glaisyer   Journalism can emerge newly vibrant and powerful

Carl Bialik   Journalists will try running the whole shop

Jennifer Brandel   A love letter from the year 2073

Rachel Schallom   The value of push alerts goes beyond open rates

Tonya Mosley   The neutrality vs. objectivity game ends

Emily Withrow   The year we kill the news article

Laura E. Davis   Know the context your journalism is operating within

Monica Drake   A renewed focus on misinformation