Mobile news content is catching on
The number of people accessing news content through tablets is on the rise, according to a report from the Pew Research Center.
The report found that 50 percent of U.S. adults own a smartphone or tablet, and 66 percent of those users get news through their devices.
The report also suggested that owning a tablet is linked to increased news engagement, as 41 percent of tablet owners reported spending more than an hour a day accessing news content through their devices. It also found that a majority of tablet users read in-depth articles on their devices.
The report’s findings all point to a shift in the way news is being consumed. As tablets become increasingly common in households, media organizations have to offer content that is viable on multiple platforms. Some of the possibilities of these new platforms have already developed, like newspapers monetizing apps, but I’m curious to see what the long term implications of this shift will be.