Attitudes to news


Online news: research update

Published: 20 May 2024

Understanding the influence of social media as gateways to news

Published: 25 March 2024

Online intermediaries, such as social media, search engines and other online aggregators exert a significant influence on the news stories people consume, according to new Ofcom research.

Understanding the impact of social media on online news

Published: 25 March 2024

This research examines how online intermediaries, especially social media, can influence today's news landscape.

News consumption in the UK

Published: 11 January 2024

Last updated: 11 January 2024

Ofcom’s latest research into UK adults’ news consumption across television, radio, print, social media and other websites or apps.

In news we trust: keeping faith in the future of media

Published: 5 July 2023

Last updated: 3 January 2024

Keynote speech by Dame Melanie Dawes to Oxford Media Convention, 19 July 2021.

Light-hearted news on social media drawing Gen Z away from traditional sources

Published: 20 July 2023

Last updated: 20 July 2023

Online news sources – particularly social media sites and apps – are the dominant means by which younger people in the UK access news, Ofcom has found.

Covid-19 news and information: consumption, attitudes and behaviour – interactive data

Published: 25 May 2023

Last updated: 16 June 2023

Covid-19 news and information: consumption and attitudes – previous results

Published: 22 June 2021

Last updated: 16 March 2023

Covid-19 news and information: consumption and attitudes

Published: 17 December 2021

Last updated: 16 March 2023

As a response to the Covid-19 outbreak, Ofcom is providing a range of information about how people are getting news and information about the crisis.

Instagram, TikTok and YouTube teenagers’ top three news sources

Published: 21 July 2022

Last updated: 16 March 2023

Teenagers in the UK are turning away from traditional news channels and are instead looking to Instagram, TikTok and YouTube to keep up to date, Ofcom has found.

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