news consumption

Research report

22 Jun 2017

56 per cent of adult Australians try to avoid the news occasionally or often, according to the Digital News Report: Australia 2017 , the latest national online survey of news consumption.

The main reasons provided by news avoiders were: that news can have a...

Research report

9 Feb 2017

When following links, online news consumers could recall the name of the news outlet 56% of the time.

nyone who wants to understand today’s news environment faces a challenge: How to discern the nuances of digital news habits when Americans’ attention spans are fractured,...

Commentary

Article

31 Jan 2017

The New York Times’ global push for subscribers, supported by the opening of a small bureau in Australia, is likely to cause a few more worried faces in the already fractured local news market.

But more worrying for supporters of democracy in Australia is...

Blog post

11 Jan 2017

Facebook is a new kind of platform and we want to do our part to enable people to have meaningful conversations, to be informed and to be connected to each other. We know that our community values sharing and discussing ideas and news, and as...

Commentary

Article

8 Dec 2016

In recent weeks, the amount of online fake news that circulated during the final months of the presidential race is coming to light, a disturbing revelation that threatens to undermine the country’s democratic process. We’re already seeing some real-world consequences. After fake news stories implicated...

Research report

1 Dec 2016

As we move from a world of information scarcity to one of abundance, a key question is how publishers and brands can attract attention and build habit. This is a pressing issue on the smartphone, where consumers spend the majority of time with a handful...

Research report

8 Nov 2016

A quarter of online users say social media is their main source of news in some parts of the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

The pilot study sees the RISJ extend its Digital...

Research report

11 Oct 2016

Are digital and social media fuelling a more partisan, less rational political discourse? With more people relying on social media for news, both the Brexit result in the UK and the rise of Donald Trump in the US have raised concerns around the growth of...

Fact sheet

14 Sep 2016

Digital news continues to evolve, pushed by a variety of innovations in recent years, from groundbreaking new technologies like virtual reality and automated reporting to experiments on social platforms that have altered campaign coverage. As journalists and media practitioners gather for the annual Online News...

Research report

7 Jul 2016

Wave after wave of digital innovation has introduced a new set of influences on the public’s news habits. Social media, messaging apps, texts and email provide a constant stream of news from people we’re close to as well as total strangers. News stories can now...

Research report

28 Jun 2016

Growth around online video news seems to have been largely driven by technology, publishers and platforms, rather than strong consumer demand, a new report from the Reuters Institute finds – but breaking news events may hold clues to success.

The report explores the explosion...

Research report

15 Jun 2016

Digital News Report: Australia 2016 , the second annual survey of news consumption in Australia, builds on last year's debut to provide a clearer picture than ever before of how news is currently being consumed both within Australia and globally, with a particular focus...

Research report

15 Jun 2016

Eight years after the Great Recession sent the U.S. newspaper industry into a tailspin, the pressures facing America’s newsrooms have intensified to nothing less than a reorganization of the industry itself, one that impacts the experiences of even those news consumers unaware of the tectonic...

Research report

15 Jun 2016

The Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report is the world’s largest comparative international survey of news consumption habits.

This year's report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 50,000 online news consumers in 26 countries including the US...

Research report

7 Apr 2016

Traditional television viewing is falling, and the rapid rise of online video viewing continues. If television news providers fail to respond to these profound shifts in how people use media, they risk eventually becoming irrelevant, a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study...

Research report

23 Oct 2015

Each year, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism tracks user trends in online news across multiple countries. This supplementary report focuses on six new European countries, and is an addition to the 2015 Digital News Report. Our findings are unparalleled in breadth and...

Research report

8 Oct 2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work,...

Research report

30 Sep 2015

Despite growing up amid abundant free online entertainment and news, today’s young adults still use significant amounts of paid content. Selling news to young people remains difficult, but the data from a new study finds reasons for optimism and suggests new ways to think about...

Research report

16 Jun 2015

The Digital News Report 2015 reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a representative survey of online news consumers conducted by YouGov. The 2015 report includes 12 countries; the UK, US, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Urban Brazil, Japan and Australia....

Research report

16 Mar 2015

For years, researchers and social critics have worried that the newest generation of American adults is less interested in news than those who grew up in the pre-digital age.

Social media and mobile play a large role in Millennial news consumption. 94% of those...