UK News media challenges brought to a head – Structural change in news and magazines accelerates

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UK News media challenges brought to a head – Structural change in news and magazines accelerates

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UK News media challenges brought to a head – Structural change in news and magazines accelerates
COVID-19 has sent online news surging, with publishers experiencing massive traffic uplift, as trusted news sources become increasingly important
But the industry is still heavily reliant on print revenues, and we are seeing supply chains come under extreme pressure as core readers self-isolate and retail giants close or de-prioritise news media. Advertising—including categories like retail and travel—has collapsed
In face of existential threats to the sector, we have written to DCMS to mobilise Government funding to sustain news provision and journalism

Contents

Print to online: the toughest content media transition

Enders Analysis’ call to Government

Journalism innovations

Industry innovations

List of charts/tables

Figure 1: UK circulation per annum (m)

Figure 2: Newspaper print advertising YoY growth in structural decline

Figure 3: Press ad spend by type and % of print revenues in the last available year*

Figure 4: Press ad spend by category in the last available year* (%)

Figure 5: Advertising spend impact by category

Figure 6: Six key asks to Government

Figure 7: COVID-19-related news products launched by UK national newspapers

Figure 8: Which?’s coronavirus advice service