Media & News Nov. 14, 2013

News Consumption Varies Across Social Networking Sites

Which social networking sites generate the highest—and lowest—levels of news consumption? How do their audiences differ from each other and where do they overlap?

Media & News Nov. 4, 2013

8% of U.S. Adults Get News Through Twitter

Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook, Twitter news consumers stand out as younger, more mobile and more highly educated. 85% of Twitter news consumers get news at least sometimes on mobile.

Media & News Oct. 24, 2013

News Finds Americans on Facebook

Roughly one in three U.S. adults get news on Facebook, though more than three-quarters of them see that news when they are on the site for other reasons.

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Media & News Oct. 24, 2013

Infographic: The Facebook News Experience

On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Fact Tank Sep. 4, 2013

Smartphone wars: More options for fast-growing market

Microsoft has announced plans to buy the Nokia Phones Division, unifying its hardware and software production. Meanwhile, Apple is set to release its latest batch of iPhones next week, but this time in color.  Add in Android’s ongoing challenge to Apple and Blackberry’s recent bid for more smartphone relevance, and the market is brimming with options. All of […]

Fact Tank Aug. 23, 2013

Ways to connect digital devices increase — for those who have more than one

Many companies are competing to provide consumers with ways to stream content among all their digital devices, but there’s still a segment of Americans who own only one device — a cell-phone.

Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2013

NBC makes a bet on getting user-generated content from citizen videographers

NBC News purchased a digital start-up company that allows anyone with a smartphone to stream live video to the network from the scene of breaking news, a move that could lead to increased use of user-generated content.

Internet & Tech Jul. 3, 2013

Six Percent of Online Adults are reddit Users

Young men are especially likely to visit the site. Some 15% of male internet users ages 18-29 say that they use reddit, compared with 5% of women in the same age range and 8% of men ages 30-49.

Fact Tank Jun. 25, 2013

Newspaper newsrooms suffer large staffing decreases

The American Society of News Editors released its annual newsroom census figures today showing a severe decline in the size of newspaper staffs..

Fact Tank May. 22, 2013

Citizen eyewitnesses provide majority of top online news videos in Oklahoma tornado disaster

In recent years, natural disasters around the world have been chronicled by a new kind of visual journalism, often produced by citizen eyewitnesses and posted to the video sharing site YouTube. These videos represent a way of “crowdsourcing” a dramatic breaking news event, frequently before professional journalists can arrive on the scene.