Further Analysis and International Comparison

In this section we look in more detail at some of the key themes in this year’s report. Richard Fletcher explores further the data on online news payment and the state of media polarisation across countries – as well as the role of platforms in incidentally exposing some users to news. Antonis Kalogeropoulos investigates news avoidance and trends in participation and sharing within social media. We also examine the characteristics of media consumption in Asia and Latin America with the help of regional experts.