While 38% of U.S. adults say they have heard of Parler, just 1% of Americans regularly get news there.
In 2021, 11% of high-circulation newspapers experienced layoffs, compared with three times that share the year before (33%).
In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.
Today an overwhelming majority of Americans get news at least sometimes from digital devices. Explore the patterns and trends that shape the platforms Americans turn to for news
Digital news has become an important part of Americans’ news media diets, with social media playing a crucial role in news consumption. Today, half of U.S. adults get news at least sometimes from social media. When it comes to where Americans regularly get news on social media, Facebook outpaces all other social media sites.
The social media sites that journalists use most frequently for their jobs differ from those that the public turns to for news.
A survey of U.S.-based journalists finds 77% would choose their career all over again, though 57% are highly concerned about future restrictions on press freedom.
Local newspapers have been hit particularly hard by the transition to digital news consumption in recent years, with many forced to shutter their doors permanently.
Public views are tied to how these technologies would be used and what constraints would be in place.
The share of Americans who say they often get news from a podcast is quite small, at just 7%; 16% of adults say they sometimes do.