A report from the Pew Research Center released Wednesday shows that smartphone ownership has nearly doubled in recent years as more Americans have come to depend on the devices for access to information about news events.
The report is another thread in the ongoing narrative of the growing importance of mobile devices to the news industry, as readers — and news organizations — increasingly turn to smartphones to access and deliver information. The findings are based on two polls from November 2014 and include information from a survey of more than 2,000 smartphone owners that provides details about how they use their devices.
The big takeaway: A majority of news consumers now use their smartphones to occasionally follow along with breaking news events and stay abreast of goings-on in their respective communities. Read more