Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Reuters Institute Digital Report 2012 Reveals New Insights About Digital News Consumption Across Europe and the United States

"The Reuters Institute Digital Report 2012 reveals new insights about digital news consumption across Europe and the United States…Key international findings." Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 2012.

From the report:
  • "There are significant differences in how regularly people keep up with the news across our surveyed countries. More than 9 in 10 Germans access the news at least once a day compared with only 3 in 4 people in the United Kingdom.
  • The rapid switch from print to digital in the United States is not being replicated exactly in European countries. Germany is showing the strongest allegiance to traditional viewing and reading habits and has the lowest levels of internet news use.
  • In the UK, news about politics is perceived to be less important – and celebrity news more important – compared to the other countries surveyed.
  • There is more interest in business and especially economic news in the UK and the US than in the European countries surveyed." Read more