According to Pew Research Center's analysis of comScore data, thirty-nine of the top 50 digital news websites have had an increase in traffic to their websites in 2015. Desktop visitors to these sites spent more time on the site than mobile visitors. For half of these top 50 news sites – which include legacy print, cable, network, international and public broadcasting outlets as well as digital-only entities – visitors from desktops stay longer than those coming through mobile, according to the study.
In the recent years, growth of mobile has furthered the rise of the social Web. Facebook is now a widely-used social channel for news about government and politics; 48 percent of people say they accessed news about politics and government on Facebook weekly. As mobile and social news habits evolve, traditional platforms have not been abandoned. Check out the study here to read more about the study and see the comparison between mobile and traditional platforms.