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, fact-checking and investigative journalism are 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.
- Increased competition and lower levels of engagement have resulted in declining newspaper revenues and newspaper closures.