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The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook | Pew Research Center

The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook BY MICHAEL BARTHEL, ELISA SHEARER, JEFFREY GOTTFRIED AND AMY MITCHELL The share of Americans for whom Twitter and Facebook serve as a source of news is continuing to rise. This rise comes primarily from more current users encountering news there rather than large increases in the user base overall, according to findings from a new survey. The report also finds that users turn to each of these prominent social networks to fulfill different types of information needs.

Newsonomics: Could a small Google tech change mean tens of millions to news publishers? » Nieman Journalism Lab

Newsonomics: Could a small Google tech change mean tens of millions to news publishers? Whether they’d do it out of benevolence, fear of regulators, or the quest for a competitive advantage, Google could be of real service to the news industry and the broader cause of journalism. Here’s how. via Newsonomics: Could a small Google tech change mean tens of millions to news publishers? » Nieman Journalism Lab.

Report for America: a community service-based model for saving local journalism - Columbia Journalism Review

It’s time for a dramatic new approach grounded in community service. In a new report underwritten by the Ford Foundation that will be released tomorrow at Montclair State’s Engage Local conference, I attempt to draw lessons from a world not usually thought relevant to journalism: the three-decades-old movement of national and community service programs such as AmeriCorps, City Year, and Teach for America.