Distribution of Mass Media as a Source of Getting News in the Last Week
Source: Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis, Richard Fletcher, Nic Newman, J. Scott Brennen, and Philip N. Howard. "Navigating the ‘Infodemic’: How People in Six Countries Access and Rate News and Information About Coronavirus," Reuters Institute, April 2020
Reference year: 2020
Geographical area: Global
Method: Survey ( United Kingdom (N=2216), United States (N= 1273), Germany (N=2003), Spain (N=1018), South Korea (N=1009), Argentina (N= 1003))
Link to original document: reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk
The chart presents the distribution of different mass media (television, radio, etc.) as source of news during the coronavirus lockdown. The participants in six countries have answered to the following question "Q4: Which, if any, of the following have you used in the last week as a source of news?" Television and online are the most popular way of getting news in all six countries. The figures for newspapers are lower than normal, as countries have entered lockdown, complicating print distribution and greatly reducing single copies sales.