Monday, December 29, 2008

Internet Overtakes Newspapers as News Source in US

From Pew Research comes the unsurprising, err, news, that the internet is preferred over newspapers as a US source of national and international news.
It’s amazing to me how high TV is on that question - especially after the appalling US network and cable news reporting over the last 10 years. I’ve essentially switched TV news off for over 10 years. Ok - over 20 years.
Indeed right now, for under 30’s, 59% say they get most of their news online, and only 59% say they use TV as a news source at all.
Look at the internet jump from 2007 to 2008 - amazing, but look at the TV slide. I wonder how much of that was due to the US election, and the appalling network coverage versus the internet, radio and newspapers.


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