Elisa Shearer

Senior Researcher

Publications
report | Sep 7, 2017

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

Today, 67% of U.S. adults get at least some news on social media. Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat serve as sources of news for more of their users, though Facebook still leads as a source of news for Americans.

report | Aug 7, 2017

Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet

News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – blacks and Hispanics – have been a consistent part of the American news landscape.

report | Jul 7, 2016

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?

report | May 26, 2016

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.

short read | Mar 28, 2016

Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity

In the wake of attacks in Brussels and in Lahore, Pakistan, some social media users are changing their profile pictures to express solidarity with victims and the people of these countries. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become a common way for Americans to get news, but they also can provide a way for […]

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