News and Media Research Centre
University of Canberra
Building 9, Level C, Room 10
Digital News Report Australia 2023
TikTok and Instagram increase in popularity for news consumption, but Australians don't trust algorithms
14 June 2023: Australians are shifting their news consumption habits – with women less interested in news than men, and young people moving to social media to get their news – a report from the News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC) at the University of Canberra has revealed.
The Digital News Report (DNR): Australia 2023 was released today, showing that Australia’s previously high interest in news has fallen to 53 per cent – among women, that figure has hit a record low of 43 per cent.
The report – released this morning via a webinar – is part of a global research project involving 46 countries, co-ordinated by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
Results were produced following an online survey with a sample size of 2,025 Australians; the sample is reflective of the population demographic that has access to the Internet.