How adults consume news: America’s Newspapers launches research study

Staff | America’s Newspapers

America’s Newspapers launched a national study to determine the changing dynamics of local news and the important role newspapers play in delivering news and information to their local communities, both large and small.

Coda Ventures, a leading media research company, was commissioned to conduct the study on 5,000 adults across the country.

“America’s Newspapers prides itself on providing our members and the industry at large with comprehensive and timely data on the role that local newspapers play in their communities,” said Dean Ridings, CEO of America’s Newspapers. “This study will objectively examine how adults consume local news across platforms and which sources they consider to be the most reliable and reliable. Advertisers will appreciate this updated study.”

“It has been many years since a study of this type was conducted,” said Cameron Nutting Williams, president of America’s Newspapers and regional publisher and chief revenue officer of Ogden Newspapers. “America’s Newspapers’ investment in this research demonstrates our commitment to the industry in providing our members with the tools and resources they need to fuel their business development. We are grateful to the many companies that are supporting and realizing this project.”

In addition to America’s Newspapers, the national study was funded by contributions from a number of leading industry organizations and companies including: The Advocate | The Times Picayune |, SNPA Foundation, Southern Newspapers, Ogden Newspapers, Gannett, Adams Publishing Group, Wick Communications, Shaw Media, Paxton Newspapers, Clarity Media Group, Inland Press Foundation, WEHCO, The Seattle Times, Press Publications and Seyfarth Shaw.

Sampling for the study was conducted from late October to early November. The results will be published in early 2023. In addition to the study results, America’s Newspapers will issue a variety of other supporting marketing and sales materials to its members.

For more information about the study, contact America’s Newspapers Chief Marketing Officer, Greg Watson: [email protected]

About America’s Newspapers:

America’s Newspapers, on behalf of its approximately 1,700 newspaper and associate member companies, works to explain, defend and advance the critical role of newspapers in democracy and civic life. We are passionate about educating the public about how newspapers help build community identity and help local businesses thrive. For more information:

About Coda Ventures:

Coda is an ROI-driven newspaper research and consulting firm specializing in measuring the total print and digital audience of newspapers and the critical role newspapers play in delivering local news and information to their communities. Coda also documents the purchasing power of newspaper readers and provides professional sales materials designed to help newspapers increase their advertising revenues. Learn more:


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