Kristen Purcell is the associate director for research at Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, where she specialized in mass media and cognition.

UncategorizedApril 12, 2012

72% of Americans follow local news closely

These local news enthusiasts follow a diverse set of topics but rely heavily on local newspapers to keep them informed

UncategorizedMarch 30, 2012

How Young Adults Get News and Information About Their Local Communities

Kristen Purcell will be discussing Pew Internet’s groundbreaking data on local news information ecosystems

UncategorizedMarch 15, 2012

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives

Kristen will be sharing Pew Internet data on the growth of mobile connectivity and social networking sites in the U.S., as well as changing online information consumption patterns, at the annual Radiodays Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain.

UncategorizedMarch 9, 2012

Search Engine Use 2012

Even though online Americans are more satisfied than ever with the performance of search engines, strong majorities have negative views of personalized search results and targeted ads

UncategorizedFebruary 21, 2012

How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age

Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.

UncategorizedDecember 14, 2011

Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses

The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.

UncategorizedNovember 9, 2011

Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites

How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship”

UncategorizedNovember 2, 2011

Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones

The share of cell phone owners who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app.

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2011

How people learn about their local community

Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.

UncategorizedAugust 9, 2011

Search and email still top the list of most popular online activities

Search and email remain the two online activities that are nearly universal among adult internet users.