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.
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
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
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.
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
How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age
Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.
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.
Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites
How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship”
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.
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.
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.