Pew Study: News is 'Becoming Portable, Personalized and Participatory'

march 2, 2010  12:20 pm
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and the Project for Excellence in Journalism finds that a large majority of Americans -- 92 percent -- use multiple platforms to get their daily news, with the internet now the third most-popular news platform (behind local and national TV news). Other key findings in the study:
  • 33 percent of cell phone owners now access news on their phones.
  • 28 percent of internet users have customized home pages that include news from particular sources and about particular topics.
  • 37 percent of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commented about it, or disseminated it via postings on social media sites.