FutureSketches by Visionary Labs are condensed reflections on the future based on current developments. They are intended as intellectual stimuli and as an invitation to conduct a deeper analysis, to examine your company’s future path and to derive broader scenarios. In this FutureSketch, we look at the future of media and journalism. An independent and critical press is considered the so-called fourth power in our democracies. However, in the light of recent developments in traditional and digital media, we can be skeptical about whether media will still be able to be fill this role in the future.