The bad news: No more than 2 percent of people surveyed in any country said they are “very likely” to pay for news in the future. Meanwhile, a growing number of older adults, people of color, and adults without bachelor’s degrees said they turn to social media sites for news.
“News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017”: From the Pew Research Center. Throughout the year, the Pew Research Center releases survey-based reports examining journalism and news organizations. Minority adults are much more likely than white adults to get news from social media — 74 percent reported doing so in 2017, up from 64 percent in 2016. How do venture-backed news startups compare themselves to traditional media outlets?
They also wore small watchlike devices that use a technique called wrist actigraphy to monitor movement (much like a Fitbit tracks activity) while they slept.
Aric Prather, lead author of the study and a sleep researcher at UC San Francisco, says that he and his colleagues associate the wrist actigraphy data with being awake—if during a reported sleep period, the wrist band records movement, they take that as an indication of wakefulness, and subtract the time spent moving from the hours asleep. Scientists quarantined participants in a hotel and gave them nose drops containing rhinovirus—the virus responsible for the common cold.
The researchers used data collected via surveys in six countries, including the United States, to gauge who’s paying for news and who’s willing to pay in the future.
The good news: Of those who are not paying for online news now, younger Americans are more willing to pay in the future, possibly because they often already pay for other forms of digital media.“In this particular case, there’s a hard clinical outcome showing [sleep deprivation] and susceptibility to the common cold.” In a carefully controlled two-part experiment, scientists began by collecting nightly sleep data on 164 healthy individuals for 1 week.Participants were asked to record the times at which they went to bed and woke up.Of the 164 participants, 124 received the actual virus instead of the control, and 48 of them got sick.By checking the sleep duration of the sick participants, researchers report in the current issue of that individuals who slept fewer than 5 hours a night were 4.5 times more likely to get sick than those who slept 7 hours or more.There’s never a shortage of fascinating scholarship in the digital news/social media space.This year, we’re spotlighting 10 of the most compelling academic articles and reports published in 2017, which delve into meaty topics such as venture-backed startups, artificial intelligence, personal branding and the spread of disinformation.Often, there was a morning and an evening edition of a daily, and as such, these are often regarded as primary sources.However, it is important to remember that a newspaper is put together by an editor, and the editor can cut and paste articles in a particular order and in a particular way to fit the editorial style they are looking for. However, this is only true when discussing newspaper articles which are used for historical research.This is because newspaper articles, written about a specific event immediately after its occurrence, can be viewed as primary sources.