How News Fatigue Leads to More News Avoidance

From CNN’s Reliable Sources:

“Selective news avoidance”

This is a phrase we’re going to hear more often. It comes from the newest edition of the annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report. While most people “remain engaged and use the news regularly, we find that many also increasingly choose to ration or limit their exposure to it – or at least to certain types of news,” the researchers wrote. And they cite a variety of reasons for doing so: