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RISJ's Digital News Report 2020 out now

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    The RISJ Digital News Report 2020 is out now.

The 2020 Digital News Report was released yesterday by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ).

This year’s report covers 40 markets in six continents and offers insights on misinformation, trust in news, local journalism, digital subscriptions, and covering politics and climate change.

Their research found that:

  • Even before the peak of the pandemic, more than half of the global sample (56%) said they were concerned about what is true or false on the internet when it comes to news
  • Across all 40 markets, less than four in ten (38%) said they trust ‘most news most of the time’–a fall of four percentage points from 2019
  • Less than half (46%) said they trust the news they use themselves while trust in search (32%) and social media (22%) is even lower. 

You can download and read the full report on the RISJ website.