Pew finds shift in where people turn for news

People are spending more time with news than ever before, but they are increasingly finding it on the Internet while the cable TV audience declined, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, in its State of the News Media 2011 (stateofthemedia.org) reported. In December 2010, 41% of Americans cited the Internet as the place where they got “most of their news about national and international issues,” up 17% from a year earlier. Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
3.7
by Dwight Rousu - May. 1, 2011

Interesting shifts in media sources selected by the public are noted. Relatively little elaboration is provided on cause and effect.

46% of people now say they get news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40) for the first time. Only local TV news is a more popular platform in America now (50). The new wild card in digital is mobile. A new survey released as part of the State of the News Media finds that 47% of Americans say they get some kind of local news on mobile devices such as “smart” phones or other wireless devices (such as iPads)

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