I am giving a talk Monday on social media for journalism and electronic media students. Below are the PowerPoint slides from my presentation. Afterward I have included the sources used in developing this talk, as well as some additional material that didn’t make the cut. Enjoy!
While news consumers are still seeking news from “traditional” platforms by greater margins, trends in mobile and social news consumption are not to be ignored. Just this week, the Pew Research Journalism Project released figures showing that 30% of U.S. adults get news via Facebook (and that 64% of U.S. adults are on Facebook).
Worldwide, Facebook has more than one billion users and Twitter reported 232 million monthly users as of the third quarter of this year (Ingber, 2013). What is more, according to the Pew Research Center Project for Excellence in Journalism’s The State of the News Media 2013 report the trend in audience growth on digital platforms and devices continues, with 39% of respondents reporting they “got news online or from a mobile device ‘yesterday.’” And, as of the end of last year 45% of U.S. adults owned a smartphone. Continue reading