New survey: 55% of Norwegians believe the media are maximizing corona crisis coverage

Journalists press conferencePhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Although two out of three Norwegians are satisfied with the media coverage of the corona pandemic, 55% believe that the media has maximized the crisis in their coverage.

The data was revealed in a survey from AgendaTracker, in which 1,008 Norwegians were surveyed.

More than 1.7 million Norwegians believe that the media has focused too much on the virus, that the media has at times maximized the crisis, and that there has been too much unserious coverage of the corona situation, such as celebrity-related stories and similar. 

That indicates that many have also been dissatisfied with media coverage.

Differences across age groups

Those over the age of 60 are most satisfied with the coverage, while those between the ages of 18 and 29 believe that the media have maximized the crisis and focused on the pandemic.

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) is the primary source of people’s corona information and is especially popular among those over 50. 

Newspaper VG attracted the most readers between 18 and 40 years.

“The most important reasons why NRK and VG are doing so well in this survey are that they are considered the most credible media and that Norwegians believe they put out new information about COVID-19 the fastest,” Lukas Loeb stated.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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