This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book considers whether the personalisation of news choices has improved the diversity of news. It discusses that the idea of networked citizen journalists participating in an idealised public sphere has not come to pass. The book includes the new technology billionaires who can now buy influence via interventions in the ownership, or increasingly, in the control, of news distribution. It considers the belief that the Internet would make us all global citizens. The book shows comparative studies of trust and finds that mainstream; bridging media are still the most trusted sources of news information, when compared with native online or social media sources. It concludes the future through the lens of generational research on media consumption and asks whether studies looking at the behaviour of young "digital natives" will tell us anything about how news consumption is likely to develop in the future.