Why am I not surprised with this new Pew Research study that tells us that 85 percent of Americans use mobile devices to access news — and seniors are driving that number up?
I feel vindicated. As I spend time each week reminding a newspaper publisher or editor that WE senior citizens do read news on mobile devices, it is great to have this validated. A new Pew Research Study tells us that more than two thirds (67 percent) of Americans aged 65 and older get news on a mobile device. I see them at airport lounges, on board flights, at parks when I run around the globe, on buses, the subway. It is for real!
It leaves open the question of what role print plays in the lives of these older citizens?
I am 70 and my contact with a printed newspaper is on Sundays, when I wait eagerly for my Sunday New York Times. The rest of the week? I confess I am too busy and moving around too much to spend time with a printed newspaper, although I do read The Atlantic magazine in print, and I often have a printed book that I carry in my bag. For news, try my Apple Watch, my iPhone and my MacBook Air. And, at night, my iPad Pro.
It is great to know that I am not alone. But, I guess I suspected all along.
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