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Infographic: Pew’s State of the News Media 2012

Published on March 26, 2012

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.