Social Media Growing As a Gateway to News

By: Laura Slattery | Irish Times

WhatsApp is emerging as “a key network for news” in some countries, while Twitter is influential but not as popular as journalists sometimes assume, a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests.

The Digital News Report 2014, published today, finds that after shaking up “the comfortable old world of news,” the audience for social media is itself fragmenting, with different players dominating in different countries.

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