It's not been a great week for newspapers. Lots of major publications are letting go of staff, and thousands of journalists are now looking for alternative means of employment (see article and comments for my last post, Dog Days for Local News). But our desire and need for news is certainly no less. And this is clearly expressed in ComScore's recent announcement about the huge growth in mobile device use for accessing news and information.

According to this ComScore article, Mobile Internet Becoming A Daily Activity For Many, the number of people accessing news from their mobiles has more than doubled in the past year. Of all areas of usage, mobile social-networking has seen the largest growth of 407%, with entertainment and movie information sources being also very popular.

Without a doubt, any solution to the issue of where the hell newspapers go from here will need to embrace this growth in mobile usage.

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