Professor Stephen Cushion
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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.
What the UK public thinks of the way the pandemic and lockdown are being covered by the media.
Calls for journalists to rally round the UK government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic are out of touch with public opinion, an in-depth study of news audiences has found.