Online news, newspaper and magazine consumption in Great Britain 2007-2018

Share of individuals reading or downloading online news, newspapers or magazines in Great Britain from 2007 to 2018

by Statista Research Department, last edited Sep 17, 2019
Online news, newspaper and magazine consumption in Great Britain 2007-2018 There is no use denying that the way people consume newspapers and magazines has changed. As of 2018, more than two thirds of individuals in Great Britain were either reading or downloading online news, newspapers or magazines. This was more than three times the share of online readers as compared to 2007. The share of UK online readers was higher than the European Union (EU 28) average. As of February 2018, BBC News online had the highest share of readers in the UK, with the Guardian and Mail Online coming in as second and third choice.
How do people like their news?

According to an Ofcom study, both television and the internet were more likely to be a source of news over newspapers across all UK countries. In fact, in Northern Ireland, individuals were more likely to receive news via word of mouth rather than through a physical newspaper or printed magazine.

Social media and news

In some European countries, approximately half of news consumers used Facebook as a source of news, while in the UK, it was approximately one quarter of news consumers. In the UK, Facebook was the leading social media network as a source for news, followed by Twitter and YouTube.
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