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“News organisations have become even more central to how people stay informed”: How the pandemic helped publishers build trust

What's New in Publishing 10 Jun 2021 08:26

News publishers have played a stellar role in helping the world navigate through an extraordinarily complex and scary pandemic. “In almost all countries, news organisations are the single most widely used source of information about coronavirus,” states a new report by Reuters. “Furthermore, news organisations have become even more central to how people stay informed about coronavirus in the last year.”

Source: An Ongoing Infodemic: How People in Eight Countries Access and Rate News and Information about Coronavirus a Year into the Pandemic, Reuters

Nearly 50% people trust news organisations for Covid-19 information 

The report, “An Ongoing Infodemic: How People in Eight Countries Access and Rate News and Information about Coronavirus a Year into the Pandemic,” is based on surveys conducted in April 2021. The researchers documented and analysed how people in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the UK, and the US accessed news and information about COVID-19 more than a year into the pandemic. The report shares findings on how people rate the trustworthiness of the different sources and platforms they rely on, how much misinformation they say they encounter, and how they see vaccines. 

The full report is available at Reuters Institute: 
An Ongoing Infodemic: How People in Eight Countries Access and Rate News and Information about Coronavirus a Year into the Pandemic

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