Tired of the news cycle? You’re not alone, says report

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Are Australians tired of news? Consumption report card shows mixed results

On Breakfast with Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah

 

What do you classify as news, and how do you know you can trust it? Or does just thinking about the whole thing fill you with a sense of dread?

A report card into how Australians consume news has revealed we’re becoming less interested in news, look at less sources for our information, and are overwhelmed by the negativity of a 24-hour news cycle.

University of Canberra’s Dr Caroline Fisher, who led the research behind the latest annual Digital Media Report created in collaboration with Reuters Institute and the University of Oxford, joins Jacinta Parsons on ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast talk through the somewhat surprising statistics.

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/breakfast/news-fatigue/11205898

Period13 Jun 2019

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  • TitleAre Australians tired of news? Consumption report card shows mixed results On Breakfast with Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Melbourne
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size8 minutes
    CountryAustralia
    Date13/06/19
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    What do you classify as news, and how do you know you can trust it? Or does just thinking about the whole thing fill you with a sense of dread?

    A report card into how Australians consume news has revealed we’re becoming less interested in news, look at less sources for our information, and are overwhelmed by the negativity of a 24-hour news cycle.

    University of Canberra’s Dr Caroline Fisher, who led the research behind the latest annual Digital Media Report created in collaboration with Reuters Institute and the University of Oxford, joins Jacinta Parsons on ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast talk through the somewhat surprising statistics.

    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/breakfast/news-fatigue/11205898
    Producer/AuthorJacinda Parsons
    PersonsCaroline Fisher