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.

Views: 2

Tags: hyperlocal, media, mobile, news, newspapers

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of 38minutes to add comments!

Join 38minutes

Members

Latest Network Activity

Chris Goodwin commented on Chris Goodwin's photo
Thumbnail

room18_background

"Scene from a game I'm making."
yesterday
Chris Goodwin posted a photo
yesterday
Ashley Smith Hammond and Thea Newcomb are now friends
Wednesday
Vivienne Chan added a discussion to the group This way for talent
Thumbnail

My design challenge submitted on Mirens

Hi, have a look at my table design for Miren's design challenge 'Small Table, Big Drama'http://mirens.com/design/splash-table/Sign in/join and vote for my design! there's 11 days left so it has to have 100 or more votes to be considered by the judging panelMany thanks : ) Of course any feedback/comments on my design is welcome too.See More
Tuesday
Vivienne Chan posted a blog post

Design Challenge

Hi, have a look at my table design for Miren's design challenge 'Small Table, Big Drama'http://mirens.com/design/splash-table/Sign in/join and vote for my design! there's 11 days left so it has to have 100 or more votes to be considered by the judging panel.Many thanks : )Of course any feedback/comments on my design is welcome too.See More
Tuesday
Chris Goodwin commented on Chris Goodwin's photo
Thumbnail

unknown

"His name is...............Snorkos!"
Monday
Alison Philp and Gavin Bryan-Tansley are now friends
Sunday
Gavin Bryan-Tansley updated their profile
Saturday

Companies, Groups and Organizations.

Contributors

38minutes is run by a small group of
volunteers, including:

 

Nicola Sinclair

Site editor

 

 

 

Gavin Robertson

Groups Co-ordinator

 

 

 

Espen Brunborg

Runs the Web group

 

 

 

Ashley Smith Hammond

Runs Digital Innovation group

 

 

 

Frank McGowan

Runs TV & Film group

 

 

 

Brian Baglow

Runs Gaming group

 

 

 

Would you like to volunteer? Get in touch!

Events

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2015   Created by Nicola Sinclair.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service