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'It's Getting People More Engaged in Things': Responses to Solutions-Oriented News in the Context of COVID-19.

Jackson, D., Zhao, X., Glück, A., Smith, A. and Nguyen, A., 2021. 'It's Getting People More Engaged in Things': Responses to Solutions-Oriented News in the Context of COVID-19. Project Report. Bournemouth University, in collaboration with Newsquest Media Company, the Solutions Journalism Network, and the Association of British Science Writers.

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DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3847951

Abstract

This preprint presents preliminary findings from a major new study that examines UK audience perceptions of solutions-oriented journalism in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a nationally representative survey (n=2015) and in-depth interviews (n=59), members of the UK public were asked about their evaluations of problems-focussed news and solutions-orientated news. Findings suggest that UK audiences are – on the whole – positive towards the concept of solutions-oriented news, identifying its potential to enhance their interest in the news, feel more positive about the potential for change, and empower them to take actions in their local community. We also reveal some of the demographic factors that are associated with support for solutions journalism.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:constructive journalism, solutions journalism, COVID-19
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:35632
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Jun 2021 10:41
Last Modified:15 Aug 2021 08:29

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