Mobile, tablet devices increase news consumption

New research shows that mobile and tablet devices are increasing American’s news consumption, according to the 2012 State of the News Media report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. More than a quarter of Americans (27%) now get news on mobile devices, and for the vast majority, this is increasing news consumption, the […]

How Facebook, Twitter differ for news consumption

People who get news from Facebook are most likely to get it from friends and family, rather than directly from a news organization they follow, according to the 2012 State of the News Media report released today by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. For Twitter users, though, the news links come from a more […]

Americans willing to pay for all forms of tablet content – except news

Bad news for those in the news industry pinning their hopes on a tablet future: Nielsen looked at willingness to purchase media content among tablet owners in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Italy and found that Americans are the most likely to pay for all categories of media content – except news.

Magazine readers prefer tablet versions to print

This doesn’t bode well for the future of print magazines: according to media measurement and insights firm GfK MRI, 67% of tablet users say they would rather read an electronic version of a magazine than a paper version.

Mobile usage finally passes print

American adults spent 30 percent more time with their mobile phones this year, meaning that for the first time now spend more time with their mobile phones than with print magazines and newspapers combined, according to a new report from eMarketer.  That gap is likely to continue widening.

Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation

This clever new book is a parody of “Goodnight Moon” for the tech generation. Watch a narrated version of the story below, and click here to learn more about it or buy “Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation”

Recommended reading for Future Journalists

The Columbia Journalism Review asked journalists, scholars, and critics to recommend books for the next generation of journalists. Here is an edited list of the titles they suggested. For full lists from each recommender, click here.

Study: Most tablet users not willing to pay for news

The rapid growth of tablets like the iPad is helping to increase news consumption, but so far the devices don’t appear to be the panacea for the news industry’s woes that many had hoped. While three out of every 10 tablet users consume more news daily,  a majority say they are not willing to pay for […]

Half of Americans now watch video online

While Americans are increasingly watching video online – and now almost half of Americans (48%) view video online — Americans still watch almost four times more timeshifted content (primarily from DVRs) per week than they do online, according to a new report from Nieslen.

Wired, Fortune publish Steve Jobs ebooks

Wired and Fortune moved quickly to publish Steve Jobs’ ebooks following his death. What’s surprising is more publishing companies did not do so. Every magazine and newspaper company these days should be thinking like this.