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Trends and Predictions 2022


What are the main trends driving the news industry forward in the near term and what opportunities exist on the horizon? This is the question at the heart of our annual Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions report, authored by our Senior Research Associate Nic Newman.

The report is based on a wide-ranging survey of 246 news leaders in 52 countries and explores the latest developments in journalism and the priorities for the year ahead. | Read the latest report

News organisations bet on subscriptions in 2022

79% of the news leaders surveyed say reader revenue will be one of their most important priorities, ahead of both display and native advertising. | Learn more

News leaders perceive climate change as a big challenge

Only a third of those surveyed (34%) rated general coverage as good, even if they felt their own coverage (65%) was better. | Learn more

Publishers bet on visual platforms to attract young audiences 

Our survey shows that they will be putting much more effort into Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, and less effort into Twitter and Facebook. | Learn more

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Previous reports: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 

The report is published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism with the support of the Google News Initiative.