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Digital News Report 2020

The most comprehensive study of news consumption in the world.

The Digital News Report this year arrives in the midst of a global health pandemic. As the crisis unfurls across the globe, the need for reliable and accurate journalism is increasingly urgent. Using data gathered from more than 80,000 people in 40 markets, the Digital News Report provides a comprehensive view of audience consumption habits.

Journalism has the power to inform and educate populations. However, where trust in journalism has eroded, conspiracies and misinformation can rise. As audiences turn to social media platforms and a wider range of sources, ‘alternative facts’, some of which are at odds with official advice, have captured audience attention.

Download the Digital News Report and discover key trends, including changes in how people access news, building trust, and rising concern about misinformation.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is part of the University of Oxford, and has been publishing the Digital News Report annually since 2012. Core funding comes from the Thomson Reuters Foundation with additional support from more than thirty other funders.

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