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Trends and Predictions 2023


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 303 news leaders in 53 countries and explores the latest developments in journalism and the priorities for the year ahead. | Read the latest report

The global economic context is troubling many news leaders

Less than half (44%) of our sample of news leaders say they are confident about their business prospects in the year ahead. | Learn more

News organisations see hope in subscriptions

Over two-thirds expect some increase in paid content income, with a focus on retaining subscribers. 20% expect subscription revenue to go up ‘a lot’ in 2023. | Learn more

Publishers are considering ways to address news avoidance

72% of news publishers are worried about selective news avoidance, with some turning to  solutions journalism and giving audiences greater control over what the news they see. | Learn more

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Previous reports: 20222021 | 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.