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Unformatted text preview: o news program (63% v. 52%) l Enjoy talking with friends and family about what ’s going on in the world (83% v. 66%) l Feel they have a social or civic obligation to stay informed (80% v. 61%) l Find information in the news that improves their lives (79% v. 53%) l Agree with the statement “the amount of news and information available today is overwhelming ” (76% v. 64%) l Agree with the statement “Major news organizations today do a good job covering all of the important news stories and subjects that matter to me ” (77% v. 58%) l Say they do not rely on other people to keep them informed (59% v. 45%) l Enjoy coming across news and topics they have not thought about before (42% v. 33%). l Go online specifically to get news daily or almost daily (71% v. 53%) And once online, this group of on -alert news consumers is more likely than other mobile news consumers to: l Use the internet to get news about business or finance (77% v. 67%) l Visit the website of a national or local newspaper (55% v. 37%), TV news organization (68% v. 44%), radio news organization (28% v. 13%), or international news organization (30% v. 18%) l Visit a website that specializes in a particular topic like health, politics or entertainment (54% v. 38%) l Get a news podcast (26% v.15%) Pew Internet & American Life Project l Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 53 Visit a website that offers a mix of news and commentary, such as the Drudge Report or Huffington Post (29% v. 17%) l Visit a website that specializes in a particular topic like health, politics or entertainment (54% v. 38%) l Get a news podcast (26% v.15%) l Visit a website that offers a mix of news and commentary, such as the Drudge Report or Huffington Post (29% v. 17%) l Follow a news organization or individual journalist on a social networking site (27% v. 13%) l Routinely rely on six or more websites for news (23% v. 13%) l Have a favorite news source online (44% v. 32%). l Visit their favorite online news source several times a day (23% v. 10%). l Say that being able to fol...
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