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 (+5Happiness positive), decrease it (-5Happiness negative) 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.

Propaganda Type Effect Effect's strength Influence cost Profile level


Distraction No Effect - 10Influence 1

Increases happiness of your population

+5Happiness positive 30Influence 1
+10Happiness positive 45Influence 13
+15Happiness positive 75Influence 20

Increases tax income gained from your citizens

+5%Propaganda income 25Influence 1
+10%Propaganda income 55Influence 12
+15%Propaganda income 85Influence 16
Austerity Lowers need consumption of your population -10%Propaganda consumption 35Influence 9
-20%Propaganda consumption 75Influence 14
-30%Propaganda consumption 115Influence 21
Martial Law Lowers chances of riots -10%Propaganda riots 15Influence 10
-25%Propaganda riots 45Influence 15
-50%Propaganda riots 100Influence 26
State of Emergency Lowers happiness required to mobilise volunteers in emergency services buildings -5Propaganda neighbourhood watch 25Influence 11
-10Propaganda neighbourhood watch 60Influence 19
-15Propaganda neighbourhood watch 95Influence 27
Warmongery Increases attack speed of your ships and turrets +10%Icon fire rate green 0 40Influence 17
+20%Icon fire rate green 0 85Influence 23
+30%Icon fire rate green 0 135Influence 28
Rallying Cry Increases surrender resistance, impacts your population's happiness during sieges +10%Icon no surrender green 0 35Influence 18
+20%Icon no surrender green 0 80Influence 24
+30%Icon no surrender green 0 125Influence 29
War Effort Increases productivity of weapon factories and decreases construction time of ships +50%Icon military industry green 0
35Influence 22
+100%Icon military industry green 0
75Influence 25
+150%Icon military industry green 0
120Influence 30

Influence investment

Investing enough influence points into propaganda increases its effectiveness:

  • 50 points: +7% newspaper effectiveness
  • 150 points: +15% newspaper effectiveness
  • 300 points: +25% newspaper effectiveness
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