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Unformatted text preview: (23% of on -the -go v. 15% all other adults). The only news platform they are less likely than other adults to use on a typical day is their local television news,
and this difference is only slight. Moreover, the majority of on -the -go news consumers (62%) get news from at least three
different online news sources on a typical day, including one quarter (25%) who use at
least six different online sources in a typical day. These mobile newsies use each of the 13 different types of online news sources asked about at higher rates than other online
news consumers. Asked how many websites they routinely rely on for news and information, 60% say they use 2 -5 and another 16% say they use 6 or more. In addition to using multiple news platforms, on -the -go news consumers are interested
in a wide variety of news topics. With the exception of health and medicine, they are more likely than other online adults to use the internet to get news or information about
every one of the twelve topics asked about in the survey. Half of on -the -go news
consumers (49%) use the internet to get information about at least nine of those twelve
topics, compared with 35% of other internet users. Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 48 topics, compared with 35% of other internet users. On -the -go news consumers who follow the news at least now and then tend to put the
information they find online to practical use. In this sense, they are the most instrumental news consumers, twice as likely as other regular news consumers to say
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 49
they need to follow the news for their jobs (30% v. 15%). They are also slightly more likely than others to say that they find information in the news that improves their lives
(66% v. 59%) and that they enjoy talking about the news with their friends and family On -the -go news consumers who follow the news at least now and then tend to put...
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2011 for the course BUSI 10001 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.
- Spring '11