October 9, 2015

New Report From Reuters Institute at Oxford U. Looks at How We Consume News Online

A new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at U. of Oxford.


Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2013

From a Summary (Includes Key Charts)

How do people access news? Is the everyday consumer paying for news online? The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Digital Report 2013 reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a survey of online news consumers in the U.K., U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan and Denmark.

The report contains unique data and analysis about the move to mobile, paying for news, social media and the growing way of consuming news. New data about the trust and credibility of different news sources, generational and country based differences in media usage as well as attitudes to partial or impartial news are also explored.

Key findings include:

  • Sharing and participation: Users of Apple smartphones in the U.S. were 41% more likely to share news than other digital news users.
  • Mobile and tablets: Tablet use for news has doubled in many European countries since our last survey
  • Finding and sharing news: 40% of our sample in France, Germany, Italy and Spain rely more on search than brand in finding news
  • Paying for news: Smartphone and tablet users in the U.S. are more likely to pay for news.

Direct to Report Web Page
Includes links to 2012 report, methodology, Tables as PowerPoint Slides, etc.

Digital News Report 2013 from Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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