social media and news

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

http://www.journalism.org/2017/09/07/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2017/

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Furthermore, about three-quarters of nonwhites (74%) get news on social media sites, up from 64% in 2016.

Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat have grown in share of users who get news on each site.

Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat have grown in share of users who get news on each site

More Americans now get news on multiple social media sites

Snapchat has by far the youngest group of news users – 82% are ages 18-29. While Facebook and YouTube are still the most popular among this age group for news overall, the makeup of the app’s news audience means that about one-in-five (21%) 18- to 29-year-olds now get news on Snapchat.

Many social media news consumers still get news from more traditional platforms

traditional use of news
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