Kathryn Zickuhr discussed Pew Research's data on reading, writing, and research in the digital age at the edUi 2013 plenary talk.
Depending on the topic, urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources; suburbanites are most heavily into social media; and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources
A snapshot of the profiles of the different types of communities studied.
Lee Rainie will discuss the Project’s latest findings about how people use the internet, smartphones, and social media tools to get news, share news, and create news.
These local news enthusiasts follow a diverse set of topics but rely heavily on local newspapers to keep them informed
Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.
The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.
Citizens' media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.
54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.
47% of American adults use their cellphones and tablet computers to get local news and information