From TV to Twitter: How Americans Get News Now

Episode 12

  • September 29, 2017

In this episode

The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who get it on television is narrowing, according to the Pew Research Center. Although sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube weren’t designed as news distributors, that’s what they’ve become. In fact, 67 percent of adults report that they get at least some of their news on social media—the data point for this episode. In the segment, Dan LeDuc talks with Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at the center, about this new research and what it might mean for the way news and information are shared.

Related Pew Research

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017
Americans’ Online News Use Is Closing In on TV News Use
Digital News Fact Sheet

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