Who will pay for trusted news?

Here is the good news about journalism – more people are worried about misinformation and so are turning to more reputable sources of information. But here's the bad news – they seem no more inclined to pay for good journalism.

Those are just two of the headlines from this year's Digital News Report, a major research project from the Reuters Institute at Oxford University, based on an online survey of 75,000 people in 38 countries.

Across all those countries 55% of people said they were concerned about misinformation, and in many places the trend is upwards despite the efforts of both governments and social media firms to counter it. In the UK, 70% of respondents agreed with the statement “I am concerned about what is real and what is fake on the internet”, up 12% on a year ago.

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