You can read the full 160,000 words, but here are the seven new trends identified in the report:
- News organizations need to do more to think through the implications of this new era of shrinking ambitions.
- The evidence is mounting that the news industry must become more aggressive about developing a new economic model.
- The key question is whether the investment community sees the news business as a declining industry or an emerging one in transition.
- There are growing questions about whether the dominant ownership model of the last generation, the public corporation, is suited to the transition newsrooms must now make.
- The Argument Culture is giving way to something new, the Answer Culture.
- Blogging is on the brink of a new phase that will probably include scandal, profitability for some, and a splintering into elites and non-elites over standards and ethics.
- While journalists are becoming more serious about the Web, no clear models of how to do journalism online really exist yet, and some qualities are still only marginally explored.