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The government’s decision to televise daily briefings from Downing Street may not be as much of a commitment to transparency as it is claimed to be.
Facing a hostile government and a financial squeeze, the new boss of the UK’s public broadcaster has his work cut out for him.
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.
More and more people in the UK have been going out of their way to avoid news over the past couple of years: first with Brexit, now with COVID-19.
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.