70% of Journalists are Using Social Networking Sites; 48% are on Twitter

Middleberg Communications and the Society for New Communications Research have released their 2nd annual “Media in the Wired World” survey, finding that journalists have increased their use of social media:
  • Nearly 70% of journalists are using social networking sites, a 28% increase since 2008
  • 48% are using Twitter or other microblogging sites and tools, a 25% increase
  • 66% are reading blogs
  • 48% are viewing videos online
  • 25% are listening to podcasts
  • Nearly 80% of journalists surveyed believe that bloggers have become important opinion-shapers in recent years
  • 91% of journalists surveyed agree that new media and communications tools and technologies are enhancing journalism to some extent
Download the PDF of the full report from the Society for New Communications Research.