The number of journalists working in the UK has risen markedly from 78,000 in 2018 to 96,000 in 2020.
Recruitment of entry-level journalists is booming, both within and outside the traditional newsroom. Under-representation of diverse groups in journalism and reliance on graduates continues.
The media industry is undergoing significant change with declining print circulation and advertising revenue, growing digital revenue and audiences, and threats to the sustainability of public interest local and regional news. Journalism is changing rapidly in terms of the skills required and what journalists are expected to do.