Mobile news on the rise in Flanders
In 2017, an increasingly large share of Flemings indicated to check the daily news on their smartphones. The device is clearly gaining ground on traditional news sources like radio and national TV. Newspapers, however, seem to hold their ground. Across all age groups, Flemings are more and more combining traditional news media with online and/or mobile sources. Remarkably, the number of 15-19 year olds using news websites, digital newspapers, social media and search engines to keep track of current events is decreasing.
Prof. Dr. Lieven De Marez
Head of imec - Ghent University - MICT
Each year since 2009, imec releases the digimeter report, revealing new insights into media and technology adoption, use rate and opinion trends among citizens of Flanders. A singular research project, digiMeter brings valuable information about Flemish media users available to institutions, companies and the general public.
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