Avoiding the News? You're not alone

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    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. 

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/digital-news-report/102690882

     

    Period5 Aug 2023

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    • TitleAvoid the news? You're not alone
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletABC Radio National
      Media typeRadio
      Duration/Length/Size11 minutes
      Country/TerritoryAustralia
      Date5/08/23
      DescriptionWhy 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. 

      https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/digital-news-report/102690882
      Producer/AuthorIsabelle Summerson
      PersonsCaroline Fisher