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Our news consumption is becoming increasingly mobile according to Pew’s annual State of The News Media report. Americans are now turning to their phones and tablets to catch up on the news. More people are visiting news sites like the New York Times on mobile than on their desktops. More than 75 percent of the Top 50 news sites in the U.S. received higher traffic from mobile devices than from desktops. As you might expect, the trend is the same for news organizations born on the web. But Pew found that being digitally native doesn’t necessarily translate to more mobile traffic. Meanwhile, advertising on the mobile web jumped 78 percent from the previous year while digital advertising grew as a whole. That’s good news for Facebook which owns the single largest share of both mobile and digital ad revenues. Mobile technology also helped podcasts achieve “a milestone moment” in 2014 with the success of “Serial.” Mobile devices account for nearly two-thirds of podcast downloads. The number of Americans that listen to podcasts has doubled since 2008, the study shows. And a third of all Americans listen to at least one podcast. We’ll take apart these findings with Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew Research Center; Ricardo Bilton, Digiday staff writer; Kerri Hoffman, PRX chief operations officer; and regular Andrew Lih, at American University. PBS MediaShift’s Mark Glaser will host and Jefferson Yen will be producing.

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