We love and cherish every story that we publish on The Outline, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have some favorites this year. For your reading pleasure, in no particular order, ten of our editors’ favorite stories from 2017 about power, culture, and the future.
Journalism has some rules, even in 2017. Not accepting cash in exchange for product mentions in articles is one of the more important ones.
This special edition of our World Dispatch podcast is about using the technology of the future to preserve the culture of the past. Is it a Future story or a Culture story? Listen and decide.
There are some things that can only be said in the absolute privacy and comfort of a constant and rapidly unfolding group text conversation.
At a time when the social justice movement is more important and popular than ever, Mic.com was exploiting it for clicks, and then abandoned the staff that actually cared.
These teens are growing up on a gorgeous 1.6 mile Italian island, but as one said, “no matter how beautiful it is, it cannot give you a future if you want a successful career.” Kids these days.
In June, a recording obtained by The Outline shed light on just how far Apple would go to protect secrets around new products and prevent leaks from the inside.
Preparing to interview a celebrity is stressful! But it’s nothing compared to interviewing the king of interview-preparedness. Nardwuar is famous for knowing an insane amount about the people he talks to, and when we went to interview him, he was no different.
Oh, the social media star. What will become of those on a quest for internet fame, through memes and likes and favorites? No one knows yet, maybe we’ll find out in 2018.
One tweet turned the internet against Andrew Yost, but the story of how it affected him and the others involved can teach us all a bit about how much impact what we say online can have.
Islamberg, New York is home to a small community of Muslims in the rural Catskills. All was well, until a group of far-right protesters became convinced that the town was harboring terrorists and began planning attacks and wreaking havoc.