A new Pew Center for Excellence in Journalism study suggests men and the highly-educated are greater consumers of news on tablets. Women are more likely to use social networks to tap into news streams. Younger people get news to the same degree as older users and prefer a print-like experience when they gain access to news on apps.
Newspaper Association of America figures suggest 56 per cent of millennials read a newspaper or its online site at least weekly. They trust them more than other sources, think they act more ethically than other media, and prefer to get news from them than from friends. They consume via mobile quite frequently. And 10 per cent of newspaper readers are between the ages of 18 and 24.
Swedish journalists have used a third-party website's cryptographic weaknesses to their benefit in determining the identities of anonymous commenters, in particular politicians and others who left offensive remarks on blogs. Ars Technica notes the move has raised ethical concerns about the privacy rights of commenters, corporate rights of sites, and of course the conduct of public officials.