The study found that use of other online features increased in nearly every category, too. Ninety-seven of the 100 papers offer RSS and text feeds, while 95 have at least one
reporter blog. Forty-nine papers have podcasts, compared with 31 last year, while 44 provide some sort of bookmarking, compared with just seven last year. The number of sites requiring users to
register also increased to 29, with three requiring paid subscription after registering. Mobile offerings from U.S. newspaper publishers are also on the rise, with some 53 papers creating content
specifically for mobile devices.
Newspapers are also adding social media features. The number of papers permitting user comments rose from 19 to 33, while nearly 25 percent accept some kind of user-generated content, from videos to photos and articles. Five papers, including USA Today, The Denver Post and The Washington Post offer social networking on their site.