Saturday, December 27, 2008

Net beats papers as top news source

Alan Mutter writes:

The Internet for the first time has beaten newspapers as a preferred destination for news, according to the Pew Research Center for People & the Press.

“The Internet, which emerged this year as a leading source for campaign news, has now surpassed all other media except television as a main source for national and international news,” Pew reported yesterday.

Forty percent of those responding to a survey conducted earlier this month said they got most of their news from the web, while only 35% cited newspapers. In September, 2007, a similar poll found that 24% favored the Internet and 34% preferred newspapers.

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