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.
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.