Mobile is changing how we get the news

Nearly half of all American adults (47%) report that they get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer.

This fascinating new study from Pew Internet reports that a good slice of American adults get some form of local news from their mobile device.

The majority of that news is weather and info about restaurants and businesses. General news is less popular.

Also interesting: “while almost half of adults get local news on mobile devices, just 1 in 10 use apps to do so. Call it the ‘app gap.’”

Does this mean most users are just catching up with early adopters, or that mobile usage is still skewed toward the actual web rather than walled garden-like apps?


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