Newspapers’ digital audience grew to 164 million unique visitors (aged 18+) in August 2014.
Brand reputation was the top reason business executives worldwide paid for digital news, cited by 46% of respondents.
Among American respondents, a leading 68% reported visiting a search engine site at least once a week, with social networking sites (59%) and portal sites (for checking email, such as Gmail) next (50%).
Among those who had a local TV news app, 36% said they watched local news on TV seven or more times during the seven days prior to the survey.
More than one in four surveyed adult US smart phone owners said they had a news app from a local TV station installed on their phone in 2013.
Asked their main source of news about current events in the US and around the world, 55% of survey respondents chose TV, with the internet coming in a distant second at 18%.
The sources most trusted by journalists were academics and other experts, who were trusted by 70 percent of journalists.
55% of journalists agree that blogs are a great way to build a personal profile, and 34% have one.
Local TV saw a significant 6.5% drop in audience size between 2011 and 2012, finds Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism in its State of the News Media 2013 study.
86% of influencers blogged regularly, and more than half operated between two to five blogs.