Title Avoid the news? You're not alone Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet ABC Radio National Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 11 minutes Country/Territory Australia Date 5/08/23 Description Why do people avoid the news and what, if anything, can convince them that it is worth consuming?
The 2023 Digital News Report indicates that some Australians avoid the news believing it is better for their mental health, given the raft of recent negative news.
The answer is also likely to be influenced by gender, political persuasion and age.
Guest: Dr Caroline Fisher, associate professor of communications at the University of Canberra, co-author of The Digital News Report.
Digital News Report: Australia is produced by the News & Media Research Centre (N&MRC) at the University of Canberra and is part of a global annual survey of digital news consumption in 46 countries, commissioned by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
Producer/Author Isabelle Summerson Persons Caroline Fisher