Microsoft Bing has launched a COVID-19 Tracker website that provides details on confirmed cases as well as active cases, recoveries, and fatalities. The map is interactive and changes frequently.
On the day of circulation, "The Blank Page" spread ample awareness, driving an increase of traffic to the paper's website that surpassed the average visits by 16.6%.
Reporters believe shrinking newsrooms and low-quality output are huge issues for publishing.
According to the latest research from the Reuters Institute at Oxford University 70% of Brits are concerned about fake news online which is prompting one in four to focus on more reputable sources of
information. However, the BBC reports, just 9% are currently paying for news. This is nearly half the proportion of Americans who have decided to subscribe to quality news titles.
More than half of the news organizations surveyed continue to offer free access to digital news.
Most users say they would likely not pay to use Twitter, but those ages 18 to 44 say they most likely would. It's not clear whether a subscription service would help sell advertising, search, video or
others types, on the site.
Brits are almost at the bottom of a league table for paying for news online published in the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018. "Press Gazette" reveals a mere 7% had paid for online news in
UK over the past year, only Greece fares worse with a 6% purchase rate. The Nordic countries lead with a 22% ratio, and the US is not too far behind on 16%.