Summary Box: Tablets drawing in more news readers

MOBILE POWER: Smartphones and tablets appear to be increasing the public appetite for news, according to the Pew Research Center’s annual Project for Excellence in Journalism study.

BENEFIT TO NEWS ORGS?: But it’s far from clear whether the news industry will profit from that trend. Technology companies, rather than news companies, are better set up to take advantage of online revenue opportunities.

SOCIAL: Social media such as Twitter and Facebook is increasingly driving news as people pass along recommendations to read articles to friends and followers. But most readers still go directly to a news organization’s app.