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Changing Newsrooms 2022


The majority of news organisations in our survey have embraced some form of hybrid and flexible working, most commonly requiring staff to be in the office for a minimum number of days per week or month. Many say this is having a positive impact on hiring and retention.

These are some of the findings of this report based on a survey of 136 senior industry leaders from 39 countries and a series of in-depth interviews. It seeks to explore ongoing shifts and challenges facing newsrooms including workplace practices, diversity and sense of belonging. | Start reading

Hybrid working is here to stay

Up to 61% of survey respondents say their news organisations have largely implemented hybrid and flexible working. Only 20% largely want to go back to a pre-pandemic model. | Learn more

Impact on the workforce

Almost half of newsroom leaders (49%) think flexible working has made talent acquisition and retention easier. | Learn more

Progress on diversity is mixed

Up to 79% think their organisations are doing a good job with gender diversity. Less than half (47%) think the same regarding ethnic diversity | Learn more

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