Few Winners, Many Losers: the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Dramatic and Unequal Impact on Independent News Media

This report presents findings from an analysis of 165 responses to a survey of a strategic sample of known and identified independent news media organisations on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them, combined with interviews with a critical sample of seven independent news media operating in middle income countries with some or significant limitations on media freedom across the globe. The bulk of the survey responses were collected from June to August 2020.

Authors: Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Federica Cherubini, Simge Andı

Year Country Author Type
2020 Global Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism & University of Oxford research report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 3 audience, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, revenue Download/link