“Mobile News Consumption: A habit of snacking”
Author: Logan Molyneux
This study, published in Digital Journalism, investigates news consumption on mobile devices with the goal of identifying where mobile devices fit into people’s media repertoires and how consumption patterns on them are different from those on other platforms. Results suggest that mobile devices are almost always used along with other platforms for getting news, that news sessions on smartphones are shorter than on other platforms, and mobile news consumption happens more times per day and is spread throughout the day. These findings enhance our understanding of the news audience and their practices and impact the work of news producers as well.