User-generated content also is a significant part of consumers’ participation in social news and online news sites, according to Pew’s State of the Newsmedia 2014. Of the social network users in the United States, 14 percent post photos they took of news events to social networks. Of online news consumers, 11 percent submit their own photos, videos, articles or opinion pieces to a news organisation or news blog.
World Newsmedia Network has published Global Digital Media Trendbook each year since 2006. The 2014 trendbook contains 500 data sets and 230 pages of analysis about digital media usage and revenue patterns, including this data set. To download the GDMT free executive summary, go to www.wnmn.org