The 2016 US presidential election has seen a dramatic shift in the way news is shared online, with outlets such as the New York Times, The Guardian and the Washington Post increasingly reporting that their audiences have shifted to online platforms.
For many news outlets, this has resulted in a massive drop in their online audience.
While a decline in online readership has not resulted in fewer articles on the sites, many publications have seen a significant drop in subscribers.
In 2016, the number of articles published online increased by almost 20 per cent, from 9.3 million to 10.6 million.
But the number that were read in full by a monthly audience increased by only 0.7 per cent.
As a result, the amount of online content consumed by a given audience fell by almost 9 per cent from October 2016 to February 2017.
“There is no way to explain this, and no reason to believe it is anything but the result of the changing nature of online news,” The New York Post said in a statement, adding that the news business is becoming increasingly fragmented, with new competitors taking over traditional newsrooms.
“We believe that it is time to return to a newsroom-centric model, and that means moving to digital media,” the Post said.
“This means taking a step back from the traditional media landscape and instead embracing a platform that delivers an unparalleled platform for the delivery of news and information, including digital platforms.”
The Wall Street Journal also released a statement on Monday saying it was taking a “somewhat broader view” of what constitutes news and was also making changes to its journalism.
The Wall St Journal said in its statement that it had “an ongoing process to make the digital news experience as relevant and useful to our readers as possible”.
“We’re not done yet,” the statement continued.
The Washington Post also published a statement saying it had started a “rethinking” of its content strategy.”
We’re committed to the principles of objectivity and open dialogue, and we’re looking forward to bringing all of this together in the months and years ahead.”
The Washington Post also published a statement saying it had started a “rethinking” of its content strategy.
The Post’s move to focus on digital news came as part of a larger strategy to shift the newsroom’s focus away from traditional print and broadcast journalism and onto the internet.
The newspaper’s new president, Joel Pollak, said in an interview on Tuesday that his team had taken a “hard look” at the “digital news business” and decided to focus more on content.
“What we saw at The Post was the same sort of business model that we’ve seen elsewhere, where it’s really easy for people to get what they want on the internet,” Pollak told Reuters.
They’re really good at what they do.”