ARTICLE: Online news video consumption is growing modestly

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The push of video from platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat has driven the production of videos upwards, writes Antonis Kalogeropoulos, of RISJ, University of Oxford. The author compared the prominence of online news video in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States and explored the role of social media use in news video consumption.

The study is based on data from the 2014 and the 2016 Reuters Institute Digital News Report Survey.

The results show that the use of online news video varies across the countries, but  there was a modest, upward trend in online news video use since 2014. The study also reveals that the use of online news video is correlated with use of social media for news, and especially with interest for hard news.

The article “Online News Video Consumption A comparison of six countries” was published by Digital Journalism and it can be found here.

Picture: Capturing the show by Quinn Dombrowski, licence: CC BY-SA 2.0

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