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Internet surpasses papers for news

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tv-abandonedAs media observers get worked up about the death of newspapers, it’s worth remembering that most people get their national and international news from television. According to Pew Research, that’s true of 70% of Americans. But to add to print media’s gloom, a full 40% of respondents they get most of their news about national and international issues from the Internet, up from just 24% only a year ago. This is the first time a Pew survey has found the Internet surpassing newspapers, by the way. Click here for other highlights and an explanation of why these percentages don’t add up to 100. (Creative Commons photo by juliebee)


Written by chris

December 27, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Posted in Culture, Internet, Television

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