As reported by Mashable, Pew Internet has analyzed the consumer habits of Americans which includes how they find out about news. The study conducted had a sample of 2,259 adults and found that 75% of the participants found their news through email or social networking sites. 52% of the participants forwarded the news on as well using those same resources.
What makes this study significant is that a majority of those surveyed said they get their news both online and offline. Finding news off of alternative news sources such as Twitter or Facebook really shows how our society has transformed to allow the sharing of ideas as well as breaking news.
The study also showed that the delivery of news also matters to how people receive their news updates. 33% of the participants noted that they did check their news sources on their cell phone. As our world continues to move into a more portable space, it becomes more and more important that people can get information such as breaking news on their portable devices.