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Unformatted text preview: on -the -go news consumers (46%) are what we term “news participators ”– a group that is examined more fully in Part 6 of this report. News participators engage in one of the following activities: l Tagging or categorizing online news content l Contributing their own article, opinion piece, picture or video to an online news site l Commenting on a news story or blog they read online l Posting a link to a news story or blog on a social networking site l Using Twitter to post or re -tweet a news story or blog By comparison, 31% of all other internet users (those who are not on -the -go mobile news consumers) are news participators. Mobile news consumers "on alert" Within this active group of on -the -go news consumers is a super -intense group of newsies —those who not only use their phones to get news, but also have news alerts and updates sent to their phones. They make up 35% of the on -the -go news consumer population, and represent 13% of all online news consumers and 12% of all internet users. Among this group of newsies, seven in ten (70%) say they follow the news all or most of the time (compared with 56% of all adults), 71% go online to get news daily or almost daily, and 56% say they get news forwarded to them everyday or almost everyday. Half of those (50%) say they read most or all of what is forwarded to them. Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 52 Compared with other on -the -go news consumers, this on -alert group is even more likely the time (compared with 56% of all adults), 71% go online to get news daily or almost daily, and 56% say they get news forwarded to them everyday or almost everyday. Half of those (50%) say they read most or all of what is forwarded to them. Compared with other on -the -go news consumers, this on -alert group is even more likely to: l Read the print version of a local newspaper (55% v. 43% of other on -the -go news consumers) l Watch a national television news broadcast (80% v. 67%) l Listen to a radi...
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