These are not predictions, but trends I will be following this year.
Most of them will lead to specific Monday Notes.
1. The morphing newsroom
Newsrooms will change in multiple ways.
→ The ones still operating a newspaper or a magazine will increasingly streamline their print-related operations. Some will even repackage their editorial products into weekly or few-days-a-week publications.
→ The traditional news desk set-up (local, national, politics, etc.) will leave way for a more cross-cutting editorial structure based on each market’s key issue and audience expectations. For instance, comprehensive climate change coverage will make more sense in vulnerable areas (like Florida) while a team of reporters focusing on mobility/housing, percolating up in every part of the organization will be more justified in a large congested metro area.
→ Modern newsrooms will increasingly rely on external expertise to address complex issues. Anyone starting a news