Attitudes about news transcend technology and generational divide

2015 RJI Mobile Media Research Report 5 Millennials more likely than boomers to use smartphones for news, but professional journalism and news sources matter to both This is my final report on the results of the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Mobile Media News Consumption Survey. I will use it to explore the generational … Continued

Screen size and age affect how smartphone owners get mobile news stories

2015 RJI Mobile Media Research Report 4 Owners of large-screen smartphones (phablets) are much more likely than owners of standard-size smartphones to frequently use multiple approaches to access news organization content on their smartphones, according to the latest Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute mobile media poll. The survey also found that smartphone owners between the … Continued

Traditional news media still popular with users of mobile media

2015 RJI Mobile Media Research Report 2 Majority of smartphone owners say they frequently get news from television and-or printed newspapers Updated March 9, 2016 Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of U.S. adults who owned smartphones said they got news and information frequently or very frequently from at least one traditional media source — television news … Continued

Nearly all large tablet owners also use smartphones

The pairing of large tablets with smartphones has important implications for news organizations. Nearly 9 in 10 large tablet owners also use smartphones according to the latest mobile media survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (see chart 5.8). Only 4 in 10 smartphone owners said they also used large tablets (see report 3, … Continued

Majority of smartphone owners are now routinely using news apps

About 60 percent of smartphone owners are now routinely using news apps on their smartphones according to the latest mobile media survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI). About 40 percent of the owners who use smartphone news apps are using apps branded by newspapers. In the week prior to participating in the … Continued

Tablets are now commonplace in households with children

2014 RJI Mobile Media Research Report 1 More than half of U.S. households now have tablets and three-quarters have smartphones according to the latest Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) mobile media poll. Households with children were much more likely to have mobile media devices than those without children. In households with children, 70 percent … Continued