Exposure to News Grows less Fragmented with Increase in Mobile Access
In this newly published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), we show that mobile access to news has widened news diets and that ideological self-selection explains only a small percentage of co-exposure to news. My co-authors Tian Yang and professors Rasmus K. Nielsen and Sandra González-Bailón from the University of Oxford and University of Pennsylvania and myself show that half of Americans who are online do not read news on any of their digital devices. While we think about Americans as split between two news bubbles, in fact half of the U.S. population is opting out of online news altogether.
Citation: Yang, T., Majó-Vázquez, S., Nielsen, R. K., González-Bailón, S., Exposure to News Grows less Fragmented with Increase in Mobile Access. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), October 2020. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2006089117