Changing Newsrooms 2021

Hybrid Working and Improving Diversity Remain Twin Challenges for Publishers

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University | Federica Cherubini, Nic Newman, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Published: 2021

'Changing Newsrooms 2021' report cover. RISJ.
‘Changing Newsrooms 2021’ report cover. RISJ.

The return to the office is underway but with COVID-19 lingering in a number of countries, progress remains uneven and uncertain. Many will find newsrooms very different places to the ones they left. For some, the office has disappeared completely.

This report, which is based on a survey of 132 senior industry leaders from 42 countries as well as a series of in-depth interviews, makes clear that ‘hybrid working’ will soon be the norm for the vast majority of journalists in many news organisations – with some people in the office and others working remotely – and that the industry is still struggling with attracting talent and addressing lack of diversity.

[Text sourced from the RISJ]

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