The Straits Times
Published on Oct 02, 2012

Mobile devices reshaping the news industry: Study


WASHINGTON (AFP) - Half of American adults own a smartphone or tablet computer, and most of them use these devices to access news, a study released on Monday showed.

The study by the Pew Research Centre's Project for Excellence in Journalism with The Economist Group concluded that the move to mobile devices has major implications for the news industry.

It found 22 per cent of United States adults now own a tablet device, twice as many as a year ago, and another three per cent use a tablet owned by someone else in their home.

Forty-four percent have smartphones, according to the survey, up from 35 per cent in May 2011.