washingtonpost:

The Curiosity rover on Mars, taking a selfie.

Watch: President Obama’s First-Ever Tumblr Q&A

whitehouse:

whitehouse:

President Obama is answering your questions on education and college affordability in his first-ever Tumblr Q&A today.

Tune in right here at 4 p.m. ET, and make sure to follow us @whitehouse.

Happening now. Watch → http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/

Via Mashable — Facebook launches a newswire.

Key notes on Facebook + the news:

  • 30% of U.S. adults get news from Facebook
  • News is common on Facebook, but incidental. 78% of Facebook news users mostly see news when on Facebook for other reasons.
  • Just 34% of Facebook news consumers “like” a news organization or individual journalist, which suggests that the news they see there is coming from friends – the same friends likely sending them posts about …everything else.

More here and here.

Coolest Pew Research graphic ever?
(Social media news use crossover: http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

Coolest Pew Research graphic ever?

(Social media news use crossover: http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

Which social network do you turn to most often for news?
(Brand new report from our friends at the Journalism Project breaks down news use across various social networking platforms http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

Which social network do you turn to most often for news?

(Brand new report from our friends at the Journalism Project breaks down news use across various social networking platforms http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

pewresearch:

Even at a time of fragmenting media use, television remains the dominant way that Americans get news at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen data. And while the largest audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is national cable news that commands the most attention from its viewers.

pewresearch:

Even at a time of fragmenting media use, television remains the dominant way that Americans get news at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen data. And while the largest audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is national cable news that commands the most attention from its viewers.

Tags: news tv data

pewresearch:

Microsoft has announced plans to buy the Nokia Phones Division, unifying its hardware and software production. Meanwhile, Apple is set to release its latest batch of iPhones next week, but this time in color.  Add in Android’s ongoing challenge to Apple and Blackberry’s recent bid for more smartphone relevance, and the market is brimming with options.

All of this could add to consumer choice, as buyers are snapping up smartphones at a rapid pace. A majority of Americans (56%) now own a smartphone, up from 35% the first time we asked in May 2011.  Cell phones in general are now almost ubiquitous – 91% of adults own a cell phone according to our latest survey.

New analysis out today from our friends over at People Press shows that young adults were as likely to follow news regarding the Boston bombing online as on TV. Specifically:

  • Overall, 63% say they followed news about the Boston attack very closely, the highest level of interest for any story since the 2008 financial crisis.
  • A majority of young people (56%) say they kept up with news and information about the bombings on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. 
  • Overall, 26% say they have been keeping up with news and information about the bombing at the Boston Marathon through social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. 
  • 80% of Americans followed the story on TV. About half (49%) say they kept up with news and information online or on a mobile device, and 38% followed the story on the radio.
  • Only 29% say they kept up with the story in newspapers.

Full analysis: http://www.people-press.org/2013/04/23/most-expect-occasional-acts-of-terrorism-in-the-future/

Our friends over at the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism just released their behemoth annual report on the state of the news media. Lots to take in here. http://pewrsr.ch/WRaVgU

Our friends over at the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism just released their behemoth annual report on the state of the news media. Lots to take in here. http://pewrsr.ch/WRaVgU

How we use our mobiles.
(http://pewrsr.ch/RuJFiK)

How we use our mobiles.

(http://pewrsr.ch/RuJFiK)

From our NEW REPORT out today on how people get local news and information in different communities - Analysis shows that residents of different size communities differ on a variety of demographic, attitudinal, and behavioral measures included in our survey, many of which may be directly related to residents’ interest in local news and how they use various media to keep up with local topics of interest to them. 
How do you get your local news?

From our NEW REPORT out today on how people get local news and information in different communities - Analysis shows that residents of different size communities differ on a variety of demographic, attitudinal, and behavioral measures included in our survey, many of which may be directly related to residents’ interest in local news and how they use various media to keep up with local topics of interest to them. 

How do you get your local news?

What draws people to certain types of news videos and not others?

Via PEJ

(Source: journalism.org)

Tags: YouTube news

Tags: YouTube news