Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism - Digital News Project

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The Digital News Project marks an expansion of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report into a full‐scale series of research pieces, thanks to the support of Google via the Digital News Initiative. Eight new reports will be released in 2016 alongside the Digital News Report 2016. The new series builds on the success of the Digital News Report as the world’s largest comparative international survey of changing news habits, and will continue to track the transition of the news industry towards an increasingly digital and multi‐platform future. 2016 sees an expanded team of researchers, sponsors and collaborators explore trends and developments across 26 countries, working towards the Reuters Institute’s ambition to exist as a key reference point and resource for the global news industry.  

Increased support from Google, who have co-sponsored the initiative since 2013, has allowed the Reuters Institute to extend the report’s coverage of Europe to 20 countries in 2016 with the aim of moving to 30 in 2017/18.  The new countries to be included in the main report from 2016 are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. These will be added to the 12 countries already covered in the main 2015 report; UK, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, together with Australia, Brazil, Japan and the US.

Other sponsors for the Digital News Report 2016 are: the BBC, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Edelman UK, Media Industry Research Foundation of Finland, Hans-Bredow-Institut, Korea Press Foundation, Laval University, The University of Navarra, Ofcom, the University of Canberra and the Fritt Ord Foundation.



Project Start / End

Jan 2014 - Dec 2018

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