In news- India is ranked at 31 in the 10th edition of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)’s Digital News Report 2021. The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) provided logistical support for surveying the Indian market.
- India stood at 31 when it came to “trust in news” out of the 46 media markets surveyed and India has featured for the first time in its main report.
- The study found 73 percent of the respondents in India use smartphones to access news; 82 percent source news online and 63 percent acquire information solely from social media platforms like WhatsApp and YouTube.
- Only 38 per cent in India said they trusted news overall.
- In India, legacy print brands and government broadcasters scored high on trust levels among news consumers.
- Finland had the highest levels of overall trust in news with 65 per cent, while the US had the lowest levels of trust at 29 per cent.
- As ACJ and RISJ interviewed only online news users and English-speaking affluent, younger, educated and city-dwelling population the survey cannot be considered as representing India.
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)
- It is a UK-based research centre and think tank.
- The Reuters Institute is the University of Oxford‘s research centre on issues affecting news media globally.
- The institute was founded in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2006 to conduct scholarly and professional research on news media, operate the Thomson Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme, and host academic research fellows.
- The Fellowship Programme, founded in 1983, is jointly based at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations and Green Templeton College.
The RISJ is a partner of the European Journalism Observatory, a network of eleven language sites reporting media research from across Europe.