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Do audiences reading ad-funded news deserve only fake and inaccurate stuff? Does the rise of subscription-led news make good journalism a privilege of the well-educated or well-to-do? Does it kill collective discovery and consumption of news, thereby harming a democracy? As news publishers find succour in subscription revenues, these are some of the questions worth worrying about.
The Digital News Project at the Oxford-based Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) tracks online news and its impact on journalism and the business around it. Earlier this month, it released “Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2022”.
Three-fourth of the sample of 246 editors, chief executive officers, and digital leaders across 52 countries say they are confident about their company’s prospects