How social media is reshaping news

The ever-growing digital native world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculations, 3,000 of which are at 30 big digital-only news outlets. Many of these digital organizations emphasize the importance of in storytelling and engaging their audiences. As journalists gather for the annual Online News Association conference, here are answers to five questions about social media and the news.

 

 

Curated from www.pewresearch.org

The data from the Pew Research Centre is US-focused but it is useful for looking at how people engage with news online. Facebook is important for news discovery. Interestingly, people are more likely to share their views of current affairs offline.

   

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