Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Biz: Web News Surpasses Print, But Papers Grow in Popularity Too

The web surpassed newspapers as the source of most Americans' news in 2008, but the news is not all horrible for traditional media, according to this survey by the Pew Research Center. Forty percent said they got most of their national and international news from the internet, up a whole bunch from 27 percent in 2007. TV is still the main source, cited by 70 percent. But despite lots of talk about how print is dead, newspapers are holding their own. Thirty-five percent cited newspapers as their main source, up a percentage point from the previous year. This interesting earlier Pew report talks about how various segments of media consumers integrate online and traditional news sources.

TAGS: future of journalism, the biz

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