Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Policy Brief

Policy Brief #37: Declining trust, concerns over misinformation & low willingness-to-pay. News media in troubled waters in Flanders and Wallonia.

Today, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism publishes its yearly Digital News Report in which imec-SMIT is the Belgian partner. In our Facts & Figures report, we explore the data and results on digital news use in Flanders and Wallonia. This policy brief focuses on changes in news use, trust and paying for news over the last five years and key attitudes regarding misinformation and journalism.

We will also discuss the data as part of our webinar on the challenges and opportunities of media concentration on June 25. The webinar will be held in Dutch. You are welcome to participate and register for free here. The programme of the webinar is included below. Do note that the webinar will be in Dutch.

Click here to download the policy brief.