Essays for the Digital News Report

Alongside the annual data on news consumption, this section of the report offers deeper analysis on the wider trends. This year’s essays explore the implications for politics, international news and business.

  1. Demographic Divides: How Different Groups Experience Online News May 20, 2013

    By Alison Preston, Head of Digital Literacy, Ofcom

  2. Partiality and Polarisation of News May 20, 2013

    By Paolo Mancini, University of Perugia

  3. How Live Blogs are Reconfiguring Breaking News May 20, 2013

    By Neil Thurman, City University London

  4. The Bottom Line: Do and Will Consumers Pay for Digital News? May 20, 2013

    By Robert G. Picard, Director of Research, Reuters Institute

  5. Smart TVs – the Final Frontier for Interactive News? May 20, 2013

    By Dan Brilot, Media Consulting Director at YouGov plc

  6. The Digital Revolution Remains Unevenly Distributed May 20, 2013

    By Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

  7. Lagging Behind or Choosing a Different Path? Information Behaviour in Germany May 20, 2013

    By Uwe Hasebrink, Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg