Australians are less interested in news and consume less of it compared to other countries, survey finds

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Australian news consumers access news less often and have lower interest in it compared to citizens in many other countries. At the same time, Australians are more likely to think the news media are doing a good job keeping them up to date and explaining what’s happening.

These findings are contained in the Digital News Report: Australia 2019. In its fifth year, the Digital News Report Australia is part of a 38-country survey coordinated by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

Period12 Jun 2019

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  • TitleAustralians are less interested in news and consume less of it compared to other countries, survey finds
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size900 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date12/06/19
    DescriptionAustralian news consumers access news less often and have lower interest in it compared to citizens in many other countries. At the same time, Australians are more likely to think the news media are doing a good job keeping them up to date and explaining what’s happening.

    These findings are contained in the Digital News Report: Australia 2019. In its fifth year, the Digital News Report Australia is part of a 38-country survey coordinated by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
    Producer/AuthorCaroline Fisher
    PersonsCaroline Fisher, Sora Park, Glen Fuller, Yoonmo Sang, Jee Young LEE