From TV to Twitter: How Americans Get News Now
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The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who get it on television is narrowing, according to the Pew Research Center. Although sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube weren’t designed as news distributors, that’s what they’ve become. In fact, 67 percent of adults report that they get at least some of their news on social media—the data point for this episode. In the segment, Dan LeDuc talks with Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at the center, about this new research and what it might mean for the way news and information are shared.
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