Gap Fill - TV News - Level 6


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Young people in Great Britain are watching and less news on television. This is to Ofcom, a regulatory that oversees broadcasting practices in the UK. This comes as no as young people become increasingly addicted to their . Youth are opting for online like YouTube videos, social media and games rather than switch on a TV and watch a news . Britain's Guardian newspaper reported that: "The youth of the nation are more to get their day's news about the world from social media or by reading graffiti in bus stations than seeing it on the telly, with the 16-24-year-old watching just two minutes' of live TV news per day."

Ofcom commissioned into the news-viewing of people around the country. The report is called "News Consumption in the UK: 2019". The research suggests that young people are using social media as their news source. Researchers wrote: "There is evidence that UK adults are consuming news more via social media." They reported an increase in posts and on Facebook and Twitter about the news compared to last year. Ofcom suggested presenting news stories in a less , more accessible to attract young people's . Some people suggested this would be "dumbing down for young audiences".

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