Growth in mobile news use driven by older adults
Roughly two-thirds of Americans ages 65 and older now get news on a mobile device (67%), a 24-percentage-point increase over the past year.
Blacks more likely to follow up on digital news than whites
Blacks were more likely than whites to act upon online news in two particular ways: speaking with someone offline and saving news for later.
More than half of smartphone users get news alerts, but few get them often
More than half of U.S. smartphone users say they get push notifications on their phones’ screens, but only about half of those who ever get these alerts click through to the full story.
In 21 states, local newspapers lack a dedicated D.C. reporter covering Congress
Between 2009 and 2014, the number of Washington-based reporters for local newspapers accredited by the Senate to cover Congress declined by 11%.
Facebook’s deal with publishers a stark reminder of digital ad gulf
A hard look at the digital publishing business shows the degree to which Facebook, more than any other single company, is where the digital display ad money is.