Digital News Project 2020 - Reuters News Agency


A mile wide, an inch deep: Online news and media use in the 2019 UK General Election


By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Over the course of a six-week campaign trail, Reuters Institute launched the most detailed and rigorous analysis to date of news use during the 2019 UK General Election.

Based on the unique tracking of online news consumption habits of 1,711 people aged 18-65 (across, mobile and desktop devices), researchers examined the relative importance of offline and online news as participants were surveyed for their attitudes towards the media and politics more widely.

Read this report to:

  • Understand why young people (18-34) were the group least engaged with online news websites
  • Learn why social media is a vital tool in reaching audiences when it comes to political news stories
  • Evaluate the benefit of nonpartisan coverage
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