Category: News Avoidance

ISOJ panelists discuss the current state of growing news avoidance and what journalists can do about it

View video of panel here. News avoidance is a long-standing and increasing problem facing journalists. In the past several years, much of the public has shown increasing distrust in the media which has directly lent itself to their intentional and unintentional avoidance of news. In fact, research has found about one in 10 individuals consume …  Read More

ISOJ 2023 panel to discuss new approaches for reconnecting with audiences, responses to news avoidance

On average, 38 percent of respondents to a Reuters Institute survey said they sometimes or often actively avoid the news. All over the world, people have been saying they are overwhelmed by “news fatigue.” This has already affected media audiences and poses new challenges for journalists. The 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will gather …  Read More