We are moving towards an increasingly digital, mobile, and social media environment with more intense competition for attention, write Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Alessio Cornia and Antonis Kalogeropoulos. More and more people access and find news via social media.
Newly published RISJ report reviews challenges and opportunities for news media and journalism in the changing media environment.
There is available increasing amounts of information from different sources but the media environment is increasingly dominated by a limited number of very large players. According to the authors, this may have effect on media pluralism over time.
The authors also underline that forms of policy intervention developed in and designed for twentieth century media environments will need reform to be effective in twenty-first century media environments.
The report was prepared by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism for the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society and it can be found here.
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