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.

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.

Americans say death of newspapers would not have major impact

Most Americans (69%) say that if their local newspaper no longer existed, it would not have a major impact on their ability to keep up with information and news about their community, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Internet & American Life Project, produced in association with […]

Mobile Web use to surpass PC by 2015

By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wired devices, according to a new report from International Data Corporation (IDC). ”Forget what we have taken for granted on how consumers use the Internet,” said Karsten Weide, IDC’s research vice president, Media and Entertainment, said in a release. “Soon, […]

Social media use increasing mobile

Social media now accounts for nearly a quarter of total time spent on the Internet, far surpassing email, which was once by far the number one use of the Internet. Social media use is also shifting significantly to mobile — nearly 40 percent of social media users access social media content from their mobile phone […]