Ofcom carries out regular research into news consumption across the four main platforms: television, radio, print and online, to inform our understanding of news consumption across the UK, and within each UK nation.
As a response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Ofcom is providing a range of information about how people are getting news and information about the crisis.
Navigating news in an online world (2018)
These qualitative research reports and accompanying commentary provide insight into what people think and feel about the news, and how they consume it.
News consumption in the UK (2013-2019)
The aim of this series of reports is to inform an understanding of news consumption across the UK, and within each UK nation. The findings are published as part of our range of market research publications that examine people’s consumption of, and attitudes towards, different types of content on different platforms.
Impartiality of television news
In July 2014 we published research into audience's attitudes towards the impartiality of television news (PDF, 465.5 KB).
We commissioned O&O Advisory for an analysis of the content of local and regional newspapers (PDF, 529.1 KB) in September 2009.
Local and regional news
We have used news media research to explore the opportunities and restrictions of local and regional news provision.
Navigating the crisis in local and regional news (PDF, 549.1 KB) (September 2009)
Press subsidies and local news: the Swedish case (PDF, 364.7 KB) (September 2009)
Annex 16 – Regional News (PDF, 528.7 KB) (September 2008)
BBC News School Report
BBC News School Report was a 2007 project which aimed to enable Year 8 (12- and 13-year-old) students in UK schools to learn about news production.
News and the digital switchover
The New News, Future News report in June 2007 investigated challenges for television news after digital switchover.