Mobile media news consumption survey results

Who uses mobile media devices?

According to Roger Fidler’s study, two-thirds of U.S. adults used at least one mobile media device in their daily lives in the first quarter of 2012.

Smartphones and large media tablets are now the preferred mobile media devices. In the two years since Apple defined the large media tablet market with its iPad, nearly a third of all adult mobile device owners in the U.S. said they are using one. For news organizations and advertisers, users of these devices, especially those who own large media tablets, have appealing demographic profiles. They tend to be relatively affluent, well-educated and avid news consumers.

* 2012 Mobile Media News Consumption Survey (Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Roger Fidler in 1994, describing the incredible tablet newspaper – “a vision of the future”: