Young news readers seek truth and reliability, says researcher

Published on 25 Apr 2024 8:34:12 PM

The spread of fake news through social media platforms is making readers to turn to reliable content from reputable news organisations, says a media researcher.

During the "Digital News Consumption Trends - How to Take Advantage and Stay Ahead of the Competition” plenary session at Digital Media Asia (DMA) 2024 on Thursday (April 25), Amy Ross Arguedas, a research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, said according to her studies, the younger generation is suspicious of most news they see online, and due to that, they rely on a handful of selected news organisations that they trust.

Meanwhille, Australia's The Daily Aus co-founder Sam Koslowski said the crucial part of ensuring public trust is for media organisations to be more detailed and precise when presenting the news.