How the media has changed in the last decade, from #MeToo to thousands of layoffs
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- The media industry has had several major shakeups since 2010 that saw publishers and staffers navigating new platforms.
- While some outlets suffered amid gambles like pivoting to video content, others flourished by employing podcasting or getting a slice of streaming-centric audiences.
- Amid the wave of allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, the media industry had its own reckoning with shakeups following sexual misconduct allegations against some of the most powerful and iconic figures of news and entertainment.
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The media industry went through massive, unprecedented changes in the last decade that left publishers and staffers alike stuck navigating a new world different platforms.Outlets struggled with the urge to stay on-trend, following trends like pivoting to video.Advertisement
By 2019, podcasts and streaming won audiences over across genres.
See how the media has changed in the last 10 years.
In 2010, Americans were spending more time online, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter became mainstays for staying up to date.
By 2014, Facebook was home to trending terms, hashtags, and pages belonging to news outlets that eventually permeated users' news feeds.Advertisement
Halfway through the decade, online outlets gambled with a huge turn to video.
By 2019, the platform announced it was establishing Facebook News, a dedicated hub that curates a select number of media outlets.Advertisement
Since 2010, the rise of streaming platforms has led a large chunk of young adults to cut the cord and get online subscriptions.
Podcasting exploded as a digital storytelling medium that offered longform content.Advertisement
By 2019, podcasts became a key part of brand presence to develop audiences in technology, strategy, and retail.
After allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein rocked Hollywood, the #MeToo movement hit the news indsutry.Advertisement
Despite the huge push to stay on-trend with video and the move online, waves of layoffs hit media giants throughout the decade.
A lawsuit brought by wrestling figure Hulk Hogan set a new precedent for law facing online publications and led to the demise of Gawker, a notorious news and gossip site.Advertisement
The local news industry continued to freefall.
Some of the biggest media mergers of all time took place within the decade, pointing to the industry's power tilting in favor of massive conglomerates.Advertisement
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