When it comes to digital news trends, a Reuters Institute study says some stereotypes ring true » Nieman Journalism Lab
People in the U.S., France, Japan, and Brazil are all consuming more of their news digitally than ever before. But whether they will pay for a national news story — or post that article on Facebook once they find it — varies widely, and national culture plays a role in those differences.
A new survey from Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism compares news consumption patterns across nine countries and shows strong national differences in how willing people are to buy a newspaper, comment on a news story, or pay for online news. It’s also a reminder that the U.S. media landscape isn’t a universal example, study author Nic Newman told me.