News consumption

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
News media consumption
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2021

This report finds that the rapid increase in news consumption by Australians at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been maintained. The proportion of people paying for news has not increased, and interest in news has declined since 2020.
Guide

Australian code of practice on disinformation and misinformation

This code of practice has been developed by the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI), a non-profit industry association that advocates for the interests of the digital industry in Australia. DIGI members include Google, Facebook, Twitter and eBay. It is a response to a request from...
Survey

News use across social media platforms in 2020

To better understand the ways Americans get their news in the digital age, the Pew Research Center surveyed 9,220 American adults from 31 August to 7 September 2020. This report outlines the findings.
Discussion paper

Start spreading the news: news sentiment and economic activity in Australia

In times of crisis, real-time indicators of economic activity are a critical input to timely and well-targeted policy responses. The authors of this paper have developed a ‘news sentiment index’ that measures the net balance of words expressing positive and negative sentiment used by journalists...
Report

News and wellbeing: older generations and news consumption

This report examines the connection between information and news consumption and the wellbeing of 562 older Australians living in the national capital. It explores how their use and perceptions of news have changed over their lifetime and identifies some of the barriers and opportunities for...
Report

Future News Pilot Fund: end of programme report

In 2019 Nesta was asked by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to design and deliver a £2 million Future News Pilot Fund (the Fund). The aim of the Fund was to identify and showcase innovation within public interest news, and test the...
Report

News and young Australians in 2020

Between 28 February and 16 March 2020, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,069 young Australians aged 8-16 years to understand their news engagement practices and experiences. This report outlines the findings.
Report

Australian regional journalists: what they need and how they see the future

There have been government and industry programmes developed to assist regional journalism, but the voices of practitioners are often missing from the debate. The central aim of this study is to find out what regional journalists need to keep serving their communities and how they...
Report

Local news consumers

This report is based on a survey of 2,038 regional news consumers. The aim of the study is to identify gaps in local news provision in regional parts of Australia and whether there is an appetite for new grassroots news offerings.
Briefing paper

Mandatory news media bargaining code: concepts paper

The ACCC has released this concepts paper seeking views on each of the issues to be covered in a mandatory code to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and Google and Facebook.
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2020

The Digital News Report provides an annual snapshot of how Australians are consuming news in a digital media landscape. Now in its sixth year, the study provides in-depth analysis of news consumption and performance over time.
Report

How young people consume news and the implications for mainstream media

The report is based on insights from digital tracking of the news consumption of young consumers in the United States and United Kingdom. The findings are underpinned by quantitative data from the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2019, which shows that under 35s are less...
Discussion paper

A landscape study of emerging local news models across America

Local journalism is in crisis, off and online. Years of downsizing in the face of digital disruption have weakened regional and local news organizations. The problem is growing worse, as advertising continues to shift in substantial measure to Facebook and Google.
Report

Young adults' news behaviors and beliefs

This report examines trust in media, showing that many young adults use news media to make decisions on policies and voting.
Audio interview

Trust in the media is falling while fake news anxiety rises, report finds

The Digital News Report 2019 lead author, Professor Caroline Fisher, told The World Today that concern about fake news was highly dependent on demographics, which was cause for concern.
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2019

This report shows that Australian news consumers think the news media are doing a good job helping them to understand events and keeping them up to date. On the negative side, the number of Australians with high interest in news has fallen, news avoidance has...
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2018

In Australia, we see a rapid rate of change towards digital and mobile news. For the first time, Australians’ use of online news has surpassed traditional offline news sources. Interestingly, the majority of Australians still see television news services as the most trusted source of...
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2017

56 per cent of adult Australians try to avoid the news occasionally or often, according to the Digital News Report 2017.
Fact sheet

10 facts about the changing digital news landscape

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...
Report

How Americans encounter, recall and act upon digital news

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, human...