The eleventh Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 93,000 online news consumers in 46 media markets
The report provides evidence that much of the public is turning away from – or at least selectively avoiding – the news. The report documents ways in which the connection between journalism and much of the public may be fraying, including a fall in trust following last year’s positive bump, and declining interest in news. Our survey finds that younger audiences have a weaker connection with news brands, and are increasingly accessing the news via platforms such as TikTok. Despite significant increases in the proportion paying for online news in a handful of richer countries there are signs that overall growth may be levelling off.