Digital News Reports


Journalism, media and technology predictions 2016


Nic Newman

Robo-journalists, an ongoing battle between publishers and adblockers, bendy smartphones and social media for the workplace; the Reuters Institute launches its new Digital News Project with a set of technology and industry predictions for the global media’s year ahead.

The series launches with Journalism, Media and Technology Predictions, 2016, a fascinating glimpse into some of the technology and industry trends which could emerge this year, according to digital media consultant Nic Newman, a research associate at the Reuters Institute. Newman’s research includes a survey of 130 senior digital leaders across 25 countries, designed to identify and measure key industry challenges and opportunities.

News organisations enter 2016 worrying about digital revenues in a world increasingly affected by ad-blocking and the rise of distributed content. They also know they need to keep an eye on the future with the rise of online video, new immersive storytelling and Virtual Reality” – Nic Newman.

Read the report online and explore the Digital News Project alongside essays and extra resources

*Edit: an earlier version of this report listed Vice's value as $2.5bn. This figure has been amended to reflect Vice's current valuation as over $4bn.