Traditional, unsexy articles are still the most popular format for news content. Nearly six in 10 internet users said they had read an article in the past week.
Much of the referral traffic to news articles about US presidential candidates is internal.
Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media ‘to report the news fully, accurately and fairly’ has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history.
Most internet users are familiar with podcasts, but have either not listened to them within the past six months or have never listened to them.
Almost 1 in 5 AM/FM radio listeners report spending more time listening to the radio this year than last, close to twice the proportion of listeners who are tuning in less.
Since 2013, the number of people in the US who say they get their news from social media has doubled—46 percent now use social media for news.
By 2020, two-thirds of all online activity is expected to take place on mobile devices.
Social networking accounts for almost 1 in every 5 minutes spent online, according to a recent study from comScore.
US mothers are checking Facebook more times each day than they did in prior years.
Even in a category as robust as digital video, though, growth has slowed and is expected to slow even more.