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What's New in Publishing 15 Jan 2021 07:00

Opportunities for publishers in 2021, 76% have accelerated their plans for digital transition, and more…

“Unexpected optimism”

That’s how the Reuters Institute summarises the state of our industry right now, in its latest report: Journalism, media, and technology trends and predictions 2021

In this annual take on the challenges and opportunities across the media landscape, author Nic Newman states that confidence in individual companies remains surprisingly strong (73%) while confidence in journalism more widely has increased from 46% to 53%.

76% of the respondents have accelerated their plans for digital transition, with revenue diversification set to be a key theme in 2021. In addition to the shift to reader revenue models, promising new revenue streams include eCommerce (spending to reach $7T in four years) and podcasts ($3.3B by 2025).

Here’s our extensive coverage of the report, with a detailed look into how publishers responded to Covid-19 and what that means for 2021 and beyond.


Opportunities for publishers in 2021: A moment to reflect and reset on long-held strategies and beliefs

76% of publishers have “accelerated their plans for digital transition”: Here’s how

Publishing during a pandemic: Finding new revenue streams

German publishers sell paid content worth more than €700m a year


Diversity and inclusion in the year of the pandemic

Do women and men consume news differently?

Are free subscription trials more effective than paid ones?

Unrest in America and what it means for media

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