Pew’s State of News Media offers industry snapshots

Pew Research Center has released its State of the News Media report, a compilation of the extensive research into topics such as podcasting, audio, and public broadcasting. It offers a consolidated look at where the news media is headed. The fact sheets for podcasting and audio leaned heavily on data from Edison Research and Nielsen. Continue Reading


Podcasting jumps: New metrics from Edison Research and Triton Digital released today

The Podcast Consumer, an annual research report from Edison Research and Triton Digital and released today, represents the 12th year of podcast research conducted by Edison. This year’s report reveals a jump from incremental podcast adoption seen for several years. “This year, we saw a spike we haven’t seen before,” said Tom Webster of Edison Research, who presented a webinar. Continue Reading


The smartphone shift and what it means for radio

The smartphone is one of the most influential consumer electronics categories of the last 20 years. It certainly influences how Americans listen to radio and internet-delivered audio. At RAIN Summit West, Edison Research President Larry Rosin brought new metrics about smartphone listening from Edison’s ongoing Share of Ear and Infinite Dial consumer surveys. A shift is underway, too dramatic to disregard. Continue Reading


Share of Ear: 18-24s Cross the Threshold

by Larry Rosin

The combination of sample size and tracking in the Share of Ear surveys, produced by Edison Research, show changes in audio consumption as they happen. In this guest column originally published on his Infinite Dial blog, Edison President Larry Rosin notes a milestone: young Millennials have crossed a meaningful threshold, now spending more time with streaming than with AM/FM radio. Continue Reading