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#TrendsInNewsrooms 2015: from the rise of chat apps to source protection in the digital age

What are the key trends in newsrooms in 2015? And who are the industry thought leaders you can’t afford to ignore? Find out when the World Editors Forum launches its flagship publication at the World News Media Congress in Washington DC next month.

by Nick Tjaardstra nick.tjaardstra@wan-ifra.org | May 11, 2015

Trends in Newsrooms 2015 canvases the views of over 50 international editors, journalists and digital experts – from the US and the UK, to the Philippines and Nigeria.

Among the nine trends we’ve identified in the process are:

  • The surge of chat apps
  • The impacts of source protection erosion in the digital age
  • The podcasting renaissance
  • The future of gamification

Read our detailed analysis of these, and the five other trends we’ve examined, in the book of essays and practical tips we’ve curated.

We have also highlighted five thought leaders in Q&As that showcase the thinking and practice of ground-breaking news leaders. Heading the pack, is The Guardian‘s outgoing Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger, with Rappler.com‘s CEO and Editor Maria RessaThe Washington Post‘s Executive Editor Martin BaronZero Hora‘s Marta Gleich and Upworthy‘s Amy O’Leary.

Trends in Newsrooms 2015 will be launched on June 2nd at the World Editors Forum event during the World News Media Congress in Washington DC. You can collect your printed version of the book during Congress, or download it here after launch.

Meanwhile, you can follow the discussion about #TrendsinNewsrooms online.

Image: Ivan CosicPlain and Hill