Digital News Report 2019

Reuters Institute

Africa, Americas, Europe: EU+Rest

Category Journalism

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This year's report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 75,000 online news consumers in 38 countries including South Africa for the first time.

The report focuses on the progress on new paid online business models, trust and misinformation, the impact of populism, the shift to private messaging apps, and the rise of podcasts.


This study has been commissioned by the Reuters Institute • for the Study of Journalism to understand how news is being consumed in a range of countries. Research was conducted by YouGov using an online questionnaire at the end of January/beginning of February 2019.

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national media digital

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Desktop internet, Mobile, Tablet