The Modern News Consumer
Digital innovation has had a major impact on the public’s news habits. How have these changes shaped Americans’ appetite for and attitudes toward the news?
Key findings on the traits and habits of the modern news consumer
News remains an important part of public life. But Americans are cautious as they move into today’s more complex news environment and discerning in their evaluation of available news sources.
State of the News Media 2016
The past year brought pressures to America’s newspaper newsrooms not seen since the Great Recession. From broadcast to print to digital and more, this year’s annual report takes stock of the state of the news media.
5 key takeaways about the State of the News Media in 2016
The State of the News Media in 2016 is uncertain, with daily newspapers looking shakier than ever, digital advertising and audiences continuing to grow, and TV news mostly seeing gains in revenue.
News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
A majority of Americans get news on social media, including 18% who do so often. News plays a varying role across the nine social networking sites studied.
Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news
Facebook sends by far the most mobile readers to news sites of any social media site, while Twitter mobile users spend more engaged time with news content.
Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World
On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.
Among Millennials engaged in primaries, Dems more likely to learn about the election from social media
While Millennials overall are more likely than older generations to get political news through social media, there are striking party-line differences, particularly among Millennials who say they are very likely to take part in the primaries and caucuses.
Around half of newspaper readers rely only on print edition
Even in the digital era, many local news consumers still rely on the print product for their news.
Millennials’ views of news media, religious organizations grow more negative
Since 2010, Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations has dipped 18 percentage points. Their views of the national news media also have grown more negative.