Growing numbers avoiding news as ‘too depressing’


Young people are increasingly detached from legacy media, with 15% of 18- to 24-year-olds saying they use TikTok as a primary source of news. – EPA pic, June 15, 2022.

THE depressing state of the world is leading people to switch off from the news, the Reuters Institute reported today. 

The combined impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia-Ukraine war and cost-of-living crisis have led to declining interest in the news, a survey by the British research group found. 


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