The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has released a much-welcome infographic, summarizing its “State of the News Media 2012” report.
The Report, released just last week, was a dizzying array of findings, which boil down to a few. TV is hardly dead as a news source, but digital is the growth area, with tablets the fastest-growing platform. Social media is a fair source of news recommendations, though news consumers prefer to find stories themselves, and direct from sources like CNN.com, newspaper and network sites. Among other findings:
- 23% of U.S. adults get news from two devices
- 44% own a smart phone, and 18% own a tablet computer
- 70% get their news from a desktop computer, and 56% from tablets
- 64% of those employed full time own a tablet computer
- Twitter is more highly regarded than Facebook as a source of news story recommendations.