More people than ever before are getting their news through a mobile device — nearly nine out of 10 mobile phone users use them to get news, and many of them are using social media platforms to get informed, according to a major new study of mobile news consumption.
The study, commissioned by Nielsen and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, offers essential insights and guidance for news organizations and content creators who want to understand this ever-changing audience of news consumers.
In a special edition #EdShift chat, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time/Noon Central/10 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the people behind the report will help dig into the findings and talk about how newsroom managers and journalists, as well as journalism educators and their students, should use the study to understand the shift in how audiences get information.
The chat, which you can find by searching for the #EdShift hashtag on Twitter, will be moderated by Stacy Forster of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Other guests will include Luz Gomez, Shazna Nessa and Jennifer Preston of the Knight Foundation, and Jim Brady of Billy Penn.
In case you missed it, here is a Storify of the conversation: