5 things everybody needs to know about the future of journalism

These trends will impact the work of professional reporters as well as everybody who works with them and relies on them, from the general public to politicians, NGOs, and private enterprise

By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

This report, by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Meera Selva at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, identifies fives things everybody needs to know about the future of journalism.

Read this report to:

  • Find out more about the state of digital media and journalism
  • Understand why independent professional journalism is more important than ever
  • Discover how the business of news is changing

Digital media have empowered people worldwide but also enabled the spread of disinformation and undermined the funding of professional journalism as we know it.

Precise developments differ from country to country, especially as much of the world’s population is still off line and many governments do not ensure freedom of the press, but these five trends are global and cut across many of these differences.