India…! In the 46 media markets surveyed by the Reuters Institute, India was at 31 when it came to “trust in news.” On Wednesday in the 10th edition of the Reuters Institute for Journalism Studies, Digital News Report 2021, the results of the online survey were published.
Logistical support for the Indian market survey was provided by the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ).
In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, the study this year focused on news trust, featuring India in its main report for the first time. The study found that in India 73% of respondents use smartphones to access new.
82% use the Internet, and 63% only use social media platforms such as Whats App and Youtube to obtain news. ACJ and RISJ interviewed online news users, mostly English-speaking, who tended towards a richer, younger, educated, urban population.
They interviewed This is only a small number of Indians and cannot be regarded as the country. While researchers have found confidence in news worldwide on average, 38% in India said that they trusted news altogether.
In India, traditional print brands and public broadcasters have shown high levels of confidence among news consumers. With 65% of the total news, Finland had the highest level of confidence, with 29% being the US.