The news can often be bleak, and most Australians say they avoid it sometimes or always.
But if you listen to this episode, you’re probably not a news avoider.
Though you probably know someone who finds the news hard to handle, particularly with the Israel-Gaza war.
Today, an expert on why Australians are switching off the news, and what it means for our democracy.
Caroline Fisher, Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Canberra and the co-author of the annual Digital News Report.