Not Available for Download

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017 Asia-Pacific Supplementary Report

Posted: 16 Nov 2017 Last revised: 18 Nov 2017

Francis F. L. Lee

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Michael Chan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hsuan-Ting Chen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Dennis K.K. Leung

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Antonis Kalogeropoulos

University of Oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

University of Oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Date Written: November 13, 2017

Abstract

This report presents an analysis of data from a survey of online news users in seven markets in the Asia-Pacific region: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. It is based on data from the 2017 Reuters Institute Digital News Report but the regional focus provides more detailed analysis of developments across Asia-Pacific markets. To shed light both on similarities and differences within the region and between the region and more global trends, we include the UK and the US in the analysis as benchmarks. We focus on Asia-Pacific markets here in part because it is important to understand the specificities of how media and news use is developing across the region, and in part because the region – with several technically highly developed markets with young populations – provides a possible indication of what the future of digital media holds for less-developed markets with older populations elsewhere. Digital media use in many Asia-Pacific markets is more developed than in many other high-income countries in, for example, Europe and North America. In the report, we show how most markets in the region are deeply shaped by the spread of smartphones and the rise of platforms, but also characterised by some publishers who maintain a strong direct connection with their users.

Keywords: Digital news; social media; Asia-Pacific; smartphone use; news consumption; news use

Suggested Citation

Lee, Francis F. L. and Chan, Michael and Chen, Hsuan-Ting and Leung, Dennis K.K. and Kalogeropoulos, Antonis and Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis, Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017 Asia-Pacific Supplementary Report (November 13, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3070264

Francis Lee

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Michael Chan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Hsuan-Ting Chen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dennis K.K. Leung

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Antonis Kalogeropoulos (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism ( email )

13 Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6PS
United Kingdom

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

University of Oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism ( email )

13 Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6PS
United Kingdom

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
30