Internet Overtakes Print In News Consumption

“The Internet” is finally beating “newspapers” as a primary source for news among Americans. If you think this means that the way people learn about the world is drastically changing, think again — among primary news sources, television is still King. From Ars Technica:

The Internet has surpassed newspapers as a primary way for Americans to get news, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

National and local TV stations still dominate the news cycle for most Americans, but the Internet now stands third in the list, ahead of national and local newspapers.

Additionally, the majority of news consumers say they use two to five websites per day to get their fix—a number we think sounds about right—but a surprisingly high number (21 percent) rely on that one favorite site to get everything they need.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    not surprising at all,
    the major problem I see with online sources is accountability,
    you can make a blog and say just about anything you want, as several hilarious hoaxes on right wing talk radio hosts can attest to.

  • http://www.nooksurfer.com/ NookSurfer

    I don't find this surprising as the new trend of going green and the advancements in technology. Especially with people on the move, it is just more economical and convenient to go the electronic route compared to the traditional newspapers.