The ease with which we can access a large amount of information thanks to smartphones and tablets is causing people to stay more abreast of current events.

This article titled “New mobile devices spur greater news reading” was written by Roy Greenslade, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 19th March 2012 11.44 UTC

A mounting body of evidence finds that the spread of mobile technology is adding to news consumption in the United States.

Its effects, however, are mixed. While it enhances the appeal of traditional news brands, and even boosts the reading of long-form journalism, it also shows that technology companies are strengthening their control.

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