Knowledge Bank


State of the Media 2020 UK Edition


In Cision’s biggest ever annual State of the Media Report, 3,253 journalists from around the world were surveyed to find out what really matters most to journalists.

This year’s key takeaways include:

  • COVID-19 changed everything for everyone
  • (Dis)trust in the media continues to decrease
  • Bias is unavoidable in humans and journalists are humans; we examine this relationship between bias and reporters
  • Technology, social media and AI’s impact on the media landscape
  • PR outreach needs to be more targeted and relevant to stand out than ever before

Download Cision’s 11th annual State of the Media report for insight into how you can improve your pitching, create better relationships with journalists, and gain more media coverage.

*We would like to communicate with you regarding the products and services of our Marketing & Creative brands, that may be of interest to you. As well as Marketing Week, these brands include Creative Review, Design Week and the Festival of Marketing. If you do NOT want to receive these marketing communications, please email You can update your details and marketing preferences at any time by visiting your My Account page.

  • Please complete the form below to access the report
  • Information about how we use your data.

    For details of we use the information you provide to us, please see our privacy policy

    Information about how we may share your data with the sponsor of this content. This content is being provided to you on behalf of our sponsor. By clicking 'Submit', we may make available your name, job title, company and email address to this sponsor. It is in our and our sponsors' legitimate business interests to share this data with the sponsor: it allows us to attract the most appropriate sponsor for the content and to facilitate business-to-business communication between our sponsor and you. Our sponsor may contact you about their products and services.

    Alternative means of accessing this content If you would prefer not to have your data shared with our sponsor, please send a stamped addressed envelope to Marketing Week – Client Services, Floor M, 10 York Road, London SE1 7ND and we will send you a copy of the content. In this case we may still let the sponsor know what company you are from, but we will not provide your personal details.