Journalism in crisis

Competition from online substitutes

Publishers face strong competition from technologically advanced social media platforms and portal sites.

Erosion of journalistic principles

As publishers struggle to make ends meet, factchecking and investigative journalism is shunned in favour of producing more content in less time.

Clickbait and misinformation

The prevalence of clickbait news, compounded by the lack of fact-checking, has resulted in lower levels of trust and engagement.

Newspaper closures

Increased competition and lower levels of engagement have resulted in declining newspaper revenues and newspaper closures.