Youth culture is often linked with innovation and radical departures from past norms. But when it comes to the news, German Gen Zers are finding themselves drawn to ‘old’ media. So, how can broadcasters and newspapers build on their trusted status? And what do Zers expect from online news?
Public service broadcasters remain cherished in Germany, but the proliferation of streaming services is driving a major shift in the media landscape, particularly among Gen Yers and Zers. How has COVID-19 accelerated this change and could it dissolve the generational divide in TV watching habits?
A survey has revealed that Germans are comfortable with digital tools, but the country falls behind in areas such as education and telemedicine due to outlooks and regulations around privacy. Changing these perceptions will be essential to ensuring everyone has access to vital services.
YouTube is launching a fact-checking feature in Germany and the UK as it looks to stem the tide of misinformation on its platform. With conspiracy theories growing ever more popular in Germany, big technology companies have an opportunity to help people counter problematic narratives.
In the middle of a pandemic, Americans are scrambling to keep abreast of the headlines – and stay sane while doing so. How can people stay informed while maintaining their mental health? And what else, besides objective information, can the media offer to those stuck at home?