What do Canadians want from their news? | POLICY OPTIONS

Published: 31 October 2018

The Max Bell School of Public Policy's study about news consumption habits, political preferences and trust in news organizations was featured in Policy Options magazine. 

"Across the English-speaking developed countries, the broad story told about journalism is much the same: as the consumption of traditional journalism sources continues to decline, those who do consume news increasingly gravitate toward partisan sources. These communities of news consumers turn into echo chambers where citizens hear only the views that they themselves already hold. One consequence is that the traditional broad-based media seems increasingly alien and out of touch. And so, people lose their trust in mainstream media and instead seek out only those media sources that reflect their increasingly polarized opinions."

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