News Consumption Down Since COVID Peak

News consumption has fallen 11% since its peak when the COVID-19 pandemic was originally declared in March, according to a new study by LoopMe.

News Consumption Tilts To Phones, Facebook

A new report from the Pew Research Center depicts a news-consuming public that’s increasingly using smartphones to access its information with two-thirds of Facebook users turning to news there — a particularly chilling number given the social platform’s algorithm shift last week devaluing news in its feed. Among numerous other takeaways, the study finds 75% of Americans think news organizations are biased. 

5 Key Findings About Digital News Audiences

The method that someone uses to get to a news website is a major indicator of their behavior once they arrive there, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

Poll: People Still Seek ‘Meaty’ News

A new study finds Americans of all ages are charting their own paths across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what’s worth knowing.

They still pay heed to serious news even as they seek out the lighter stuff, according to the Media Insight Project.

Study: More Latinos Want News In English

The greater reliance on English-language news reflects the growing proportion of the 52 million Hispanics who were born or raised in the United States.

GALLUP POLL

Gallup: TV Tops Web, Print As News Source

Some 55% of Americans turn to TV first to get the news, according to a new poll from Gallup. The Internet was the second-most popular news source at 21%, followed by newspapers (9%) and radio (6%).

Study: Legacy Gets 92% Of News Time

A new study from consultants McKinsey & Co. finds that legacy media get the lion’s share of news consumption with digital grabbing only 8% of the pie. McKinsey data shows 41% of news consumption remains in television, 35% in newspapers and magazines and 16% in radio. Smart phones and tablets each account for 2% of time spent and desktop/laptop 4%. Link | Add comment

PEW PROJECT FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

Tablets Helping Improve News Consumption

The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, in its annual state of the news media report, found encouraging signs within the 27 percent of Americans who say they get news on their smartphones or tablets.

PEW RESEARCH CENTER STUDY

Tablet Users Don’t Want To Pay For News

A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for the Excellence in Journalism found that 11% of American adults own a tablet of some kind, and a majority of them spend 90 minutes a day using the device. But just 14% of tablet users said they have paid for news content on their tablets.

PEJ STATE OF THE NEWS MEDIA

Internet Usage Transforming News Industry

While news consumption online increased 17% last year from the year before, local, network and cable television news, newspapers, radio and magazines all lost audience in 2010, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.