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DIGITAL NEWS PROJECT 2020

A mile wide, an inch deep: Online news and media use in the 2019 UK General Election

 

By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Over the course of a six week campaign trail, Reuters Institute launched the most detailed and rigorous analysis to date examining news use during the 2019 UK General Election.

Based on the unique tracking of online news consumption habits of 1,711 people aged 18-65 (across, mobile and desktop devices) researchers examined the relative importance of offline and online news as participants were surveyed for their attitudes towards the media and politics more widely.

Read this report to:
–¬†Understand why young people (18-34) were the group least engaged with online news websites
Evaluate the benefit of nonpartisan coverage
Learn why social media is a vital tool in reaching audiences when it comes to political news stories

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