The newspaper is a new feature in the Anno series. A new issue of "Anno Chronicles" newspaper is announced around every 30 minutes. Special issues can be published earlier if something dramatic happens.
Every issue includes three articles which highlight important events and milestones of your empire. They can describe various events such as settling new islands, advancing to higher population tiers, changing diplomatic status with other players or distasters such as fires, riots, losing ships and much more. Proposed articles have a global impact on your population's happiness, they can either increase it (+5), decrease it (-5) or have no effect.
A player's residents in The Arctic are unaffected by the newspapers.
You can alter articles to publish news which are more in your favour. Using influence points you can replace unwanted articles with new ones which can have various effects. However, constant use of propaganda can lower the happiness of your population and make them more likely to riot against your censorship and manipulation. Invested influence points are used up until the next issue of the newspaper is announced, then they can be used again either for propaganda or other purposes.
Every article replacement has different influence cost and corporation level requirement which depends on the type and strength of the article's effect.
Investing enough influence points into propaganda increases its effectiveness:
- 50 points: +7% newspaper effectiveness
- 150 points: +15% newspaper effectiveness
- 300 points: +25% newspaper effectiveness