11 Media Stories That Shook the Industry in 2022

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Year in Review: From Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover to Chris Licht’s CNN shake-up, the year has been marked with chaotic takeovers and mass layoffs


The media industry in 2022 grappled with economic uncertainty that lead to mass layoffs, shuttering of outlets, downsizing of newsrooms and the leaders of the industry working overtime to master the winning strategy on the way forward for the journalism business at large.

2022 in media may be best remembered as the year that was ripe with an overzealous billionaire acquiring one of the biggest social media platforms in the world so he could assume the “Twitter Troll in Chief” role that was vacated by a former president, or the year that the self-proclaimed “most trusted name in news” started to look like the “most confused strategically in news” or the year that an accounting firm was probably needed to keep track of the number of layoffs affecting the industry.