Digital News Consumption – Statistics and Trends

08 Feb 2017

Did you know around 25% of advertising revenue from publicly traded newspapers came from Digital and more than nine in 10 men (93%) and women (92%) ages 25-44 who were online engaged with newspaper digital content. Check out our new infographic on “Digital News Consumption” for latest statistics and trends.

Digital News Consumption Statistics

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Newspaper Digital Audience by Platform Type

Platform %age
Mobile-Exclusive 50%
PC (desktop/laptop) 27%
Both PC and Mobile 23%


Eight in 10 of the newspaper mobile audience use smartphones exclusively for access.

51% of online news readers say they use social media as a source of news each week and around 12% say it is their main source.

Online News Audience by Age

Age %age
18-24 88%
25-34 87%
35-44 84%
45-54 80%
55+ 77%


28% of 18-24s now prefer social media as a news source compared to 24% prefer to TV news.

Top Social Networks for News

 Social Network %age
Facebook 44%
Youtube 19%
Twitter 10%
WhatsApp 8%
Google+ 5%


36% of online news readers are happy for algorithms to select content based on previous activity, 57% worry this may mean they “miss key information.”

55% of online news readers were concerned about missing “challenging viewpoints” and 48% expressed privacy concerns.