News overload in Spain: the role of demographic characteristics, news interest, and consumer paying behavior = Sobrecarga informativa en España: el rol de variables demográficas, el interés en las noticias y el comportamiento de pago del consumidor Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2014

start page

  • 618

end page

  • 624


  • 6


  • 23

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1386-6710

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1699-2407


  • This article explores factors that correlate with the perception of news overload and the extent to which Spaniards feel overloaded, or not, with the amount of news available. Specifically, this study explores the following factors: demographics (age, gender, and income), news interest, and consumer paying behavior for online news. The research method employs a quantitative, explorative approach with data collected from an online survey of 1,439 Spanish adults, 18 years and older, in January 2013. Finally, managerial and theoretical implications are discussed.


  • news overload; news interest; consumer paying behavior; online newspapers; online news; sobrecarga informativa; interés por las noticias; comportamiento de pago; diarios digitales; noticias online