Professor Stephen Cushion
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Research shows broadcast journalism is already becoming more partisan. If standards in accuracy and impartiality are not robustly regulated, Fox-style journalism could soon become an accepted norm of the UK’s broadcast ecology.
A host of alternative media outlets sprang up during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. But they are not fans of his replacement.
Cardiff University’s news diary study during the pandemic found the public were confused about a number of issues and became more critical of the UK government.
COVID-19 ‘news fatigue’ had set in with the UK public, but then the prime minister’s chief advisor changed all that.
Researchers find widespread confusion in the UK population about the different lockdown rules, which is partly attributable to national newspaper coverage but also to bad UK Government communication.
Most people believe the government was wrong to stop publishing international comparisons of COVID-19 death tolls at daily briefings. Many saw this as an attempt to cover up just how badly the UK has handled the pandemic.
Public doubts over some government information have led to calls for more active factchecking of claims.