Reuters Institute survey
Last week, the Reuters Institute released the eleventh edition of its digital news report, which revealed that there has been an increase in news consumption around the world and a sharp decline in social media’s trust in news reports and people losing trust in news. is becoming a common trend. But, in India, which is the world’s largest democracy and where there are thousands of news websites and sources of news, people’s confidence in news has only increased.
Increased confidence in news in India
India is one of the seven countries where people’s confidence in news has increased. In India, this increase has increased to 3 percent and now 41 percent people have more faith in news. At the same time, people’s confidence in news in Finland is the highest in the whole world at 69 percent, while in America there has been a decline in trust in news by three percent and the US has got the lowest percentage in the survey, where only 26 percent of the people. He only believes in the news. At the same time, it has also been found in the survey that the belief in news all over the world is still higher than before COVID and less than compared to the year 2015.
How has the survey been done?
These findings on people’s trust in news are included in the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022, commissioned by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, part of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. This report is meant to help understand, how news is being consumed in different countries. It has been researched by YouGov using an online questionnaire in late January and early February 2022 and then published the report. The survey surveyed a total of 46 countries, including 11 in Asia, five in South America, three in Africa and North America, and 24 in Europe, representing more than half of the world’s population. More than 2,000 people in each country were questioned and answered. The authors caution, however, that, since the survey was conducted online, it may underestimate the news consumption habits of people who are older and less affluent.
negative effects of news
Another very interesting thing has been discovered in this study. It has been found in the study that, there has been an increase in people reading selective news or not reading them. As a result of which people in many countries are increasingly disconnected from the news. People who stop reading the news say that the news is full of politics and news of Kovid-19, and these news have a negative effect on their mood. In the preface to the report, Professor Rasmus Claes Nielsen, director of the Reuters Institute, said: “Even after a large gap, independent germanism can help make sense of the world beyond personal experience.” We have seen the declining interest and low confidence of people in news all over the world, which is less than last year and there has been a huge increase in the number of people watching less news. He said that, ‘A large number of people see the media as being subjected to undue political influence, and only a small section believe that most news organizations put what is best for society ahead of their own business interests’.
Young people have less interest in news
The report also pointed out that people under the age of 30 have little interest in directly engaging with the news media and have differing views on what journalism should look like. At the same time, now most people have many more options to know the news, such as social media platforms or mobile aggregators. At the same time, in many countries, Tiktok has become very home among youth under 30 years and this figure has reached to 40 percent and 15 percent of them use this social platform for news. At the same time, other platforms such as Instagram and YouTube have also become more popular for accessing news within this group, while people are also accessing news through Facebook.
Social media platforms ahead
In the survey, when research was done between different media platforms, it was found that, for the first time, people’s access to news through social media and access to news through news outlets has exceeded. Now 28 percent people are reaching the news platform through social media, while only 23 percent people are reaching the news platform directly and this is 9 percent less than 2018. That is, in the last 4 years, people’s access to direct news has decreased by 9 percent.
Surprising things in survey in India
A survey conducted in India has revealed that 53 percent of people have started using YouTube to access news in India. And 51 percent use WhatsApp to access news. In an analysis that included 12 major countries in the survey, Facebook remains the most popular social network for news (30 percent), followed by YouTube (19 percent) and WhatsApp (15 percent). Facebook’s popularity as a medium to access news has declined by 12 percent since 2016. India, with a relatively young population, has also become a strong mobile-centric market, with 72% of people now accessing news via smartphones, while only 35% of people access news via computers. At the same time, news aggregator platforms and apps such as Google News (53 per cent), Daily Hunt (25 per cent), Inshorts (19 per cent), and Newspoint (17 per cent) have become important ways of accessing news.
Through which medium do people watch news in India?
In a survey conducted in India, it has been found that 84 percent of the people who took part in the survey, watch the news online only. At the same time, it has been found in the survey study that, now 63 percent people in India watch news through social media network, but still 59 percent people use television for news, while 49 percent people use print medium for news. make use of.
Which is the most trusted brand in India?
DD News and All India are the most trusted brands among public broadcasters. So in private, the legacy of Times of India, Economic Times and Hindustan Times is maintained and if all these brands are combined, the trust in news increases to 41 per cent. According to the analysts who designed and analyzed the survey, “extensive data confirms that the structure of media has also changed in the past few years and journalism has become very fast.” At the same time, its business model and the nature of journalism have also made a big impact.