TechCrunch / Business Insider / Getty Images News stories have long been considered the most important content in newspapers, with the content that matters the most in shaping the reader’s perception of what is going on in the world.
But what’s new about digital news is that its quality is being judged on a metric that’s almost as important as its content: how much the reader can read it.
The more they can read the better, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.
In an article in the journal Science, researchers at the University of Michigan and Columbia University looked at the top stories from around the world in 2016, and compared the number of times people could read them in the past 12 months to how many times they were shared in 2016.
The study also found that the average time spent reading news stories was three times longer than it was in 2016 — an indication that the digital media landscape is rapidly transforming newsrooms and editors.
Here are some of the top news stories of 2016.
Donald Trump announces $100M fund for children of veterans The New York Times / AP / Getty images Trump announced on Thursday that he’s created a $100 million fund to help children of military veterans.
It will focus on issues like the opioid epidemic, the effects of climate change, and other health challenges facing children and families.
The fund is set to be unveiled on Friday.
Apple launches the Apple Watch 2.1 Apple / Getty photos The Apple Watch will be unveiled at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference next week, marking the company’s first foray into wearable tech.
The device will feature a 5.5-inch display and a 2.3GHz dual-core processor, as well as the ability to receive and display alerts and other notifications.
The watch will be available for $349 (starting at $349) starting March 10.
Trump to unveil $100m ‘fund for children’ to help with opioid epidemic The Associated Press / Getty image President Donald Trump will unveil a $50 million fund on Thursday for children struggling with opioid addiction.
The White House says Trump will be speaking at a rally in North Carolina on Friday to discuss his administration’s efforts to curb the opioid crisis.
Obama’s daughters are set to make the debut of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ on NetflixThe Associated Press source Tech Insider / Business Daily / Getty / Getty pictures President Barack Obama’s daughter Sasha will be the star of the upcoming new Netflix series Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.
The animated series, based on the Harry Potter books, follows the lives of Newt Scamander (Jared Leto), the titular wizard and his friends and family.
It’s a show that, if you’re lucky, will also be the first to air on Netflix.
Apple announces iPhone 8 and iPhone X models in Australia The Wall Street Journal / GettyImages Apple announced a new iPhone 8 model in Australia on Friday and an iPhone X in New Zealand on Tuesday.
Both devices are expected to launch in early 2020.
Trump releases $50m fund to tackle opioid crisis in America The New Yorker / Getty media source Business Insider/Business Insider / Reuters A $50 billion opioid crisis funding initiative, led by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), is scheduled to be announced at the White House next week.
The agency is the first in the nation to use the U.S. Department of Justice’s $25 billion fund to fund addiction treatment.
The program is also expected to create more than 12,000 new jobs.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple will expand its efforts to improve the health of its employees by partnering with the National Institutes of HealthThe Associated Statesman / Getty The Apple CEO said Friday that the company is expanding its efforts toward helping its employees — and the health care system in general — improve their lives.
“We’re going to be working with the NIH on a lot of really interesting things that we think we can do together, which will bring people back to work,” Cook said during an interview with The Associated Statesmans Journal.
“So that’s why I’m here today.
I know we’re in a really challenging time.”
Trump promises to use tax reform to create millions of jobs in his administrationThe Washington Post / Getty Getty images President Donald Trumps tax reform plan is expected to include $1 trillion in revenue over 10 years.
In addition to lowering taxes for businesses, the plan will allow corporations to deduct up to $10,000 from their federal income tax bills, which would help boost the economy.
The plan is also anticipated to increase funding for infrastructure, research, and education.
Trump orders a $1.1 trillion border wallThe Washington Examiner / Getty/Getty Images President Donald J. Trump on Friday ordered the construction of a $2.5 trillion wall along the U