As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites.
Facebook narrowly edges Twitter as the social platform that users believe is best for keeping up to date with news, sports or politics.
Trust in the mass media remains at a record low among Americans.
Seven in 10 Millennials said they regularly read or watched news stories and headlines posted by other people on Facebook.
Individual reporters are making themselves known on Twitter and Facebook.
Newspaper ad revenue declined another 4% year over year, to $19.9 billion – less than half of what it was a decade ago.
Even as mobile and social news habits evolve, legacy platforms have by no means been abandoned, though some are faring better than others.
At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from mobile devices than from desktop computers.
Most Popular Sources Of News: The younger you are, the more likely you’ll turn to social media for your news.
Search engines have surpassed traditional media to become the most-trusted media source globally.