The state of digital media

Earlier this summer, Reuters Institute released the Digital News Report 2017. The report presented statistics regarding the digital news consumption. The data was collected by a YouGov survey that included over 70,000 online news consumers in 36 different countries. Specifically, the Digital News Report focused on data revolving around fake news, business models and different platforms for news consumption.

A few of the standout numbers include the following:

In digital, 56 percent of people use mobile to access news rather than computers in the United States. Of this majority, 46 percent say they primarily access news in bed, while others say they access news through mobile on public transportation or in the bathroom. Half of the four percent of those polled who have voice-activated devices (like Alexa and Echo) use it to access news. [Full story: News Media Alliance/Ashley Alexander]

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