Skip to comments.Internet Overtakes Newspapers As News Source
Posted on 12/23/2008 5:34:29 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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.
Currently, 40% say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, up from just 24% in September 2007. For the first time in a Pew survey, more people say they rely mostly on the internet for news than cite newspapers (35%). Television continues to be cited most frequently as a main source for national and international news, at 70%.
For young people, however, the internet now rivals television as a main source of national and international news. Nearly six-in-ten Americans younger than 30 (59%) say they get most of their national and international news online; an identical percentage cites television. In September 2007, twice as many young people said they relied mostly on television for news than mentioned the internet (68% vs. 34%).
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I think we knew this well over a year ago....this is why the incoming REGIME will try and put the clamps on the Internet. One of the many First Amendment attacks we can expect.
goebbels would be positively giddy.
Interesting I am reading this article via the internet, versus the Tampa Tribune newspaper.
I get my news from the internet while listening to radio..usually online.
When it comes to politics; my main source is FreeRepublic.com.
I felt like an orphan that had been adopted .. and I did my best to keep from "being returned" (though I think I came close a couple of times)
These days I'm Jeff Dunham's Walter ... so my time my be limited.
This is news?
Pew just discovered this?
I’m with you.
I’ve been lurking and had some moniker since 1998, but lost it somewhere. I was just a reader and seldom even replied.
In 2000 I joined FR with my real name moniker I still use today.
“This is news?”
Smiling at you.
It’s “news” to “THE NEWS”.
The RATS obviously know this.
They will try and extend the “Fairness Doctrine” to all media including cable, satellite radio and the Internet.
We need to ready to launch a tsunami of protest via email, phone and fax when they try.
goebbels would be positively giddy.
Yes, he would. He was Hitler’s “marketing man”.
I had to check the date of the article to be sure.
I thought this was from 2004.
That was the last year I had paper delivery.
I usually only read the comics and classifieds from the AZ Republic.
That was the last year I had paper delivery
Mine was 1999 or 2000. One year after discovering FR.
No kidding...By the time a newspaper is thrown onto your driveway, or hits the news stands, it's no longer news.
I would have thought this occurred years ago.
Here’s the thing on why newspapers are dying: People read the newspapers just to read the letters to the editors. Online, you can read much more comments. The comments section is too small in regular newspapers and is regularly edited. Also Internet news is much more diverse and you can access news from anywhere across the country. Newspapers should have really embraced the web 10 years ago and they wouldn’t be in this predicament now.
I just realized I will need to buy a paper to start a couple of fires in the fireplace this winter.
There are people who are willfully ignorant and cannot be reached. They do not and will never want to hear/read hard news.
Several years ago, we were visiting a dear (now departed) 100% liberal relative. She said , “Let’s watch the news.”
I said , “O.k. what channel is Fox News on here?”
My relative said, “Oh no. I watch Brian Williams. He’s so soft spoken and he’s good looking, too.”
And, that was that.
It is not about media, but content.
If newspapers want to survive they must stop lying to themselves and their readers. AP must go, it is now total propaganda.
“To market official truth, so at variance with reality; or engineer consent to policies that mock American values, Government (and the Media) must so thoroughly miss-inform the public as to poison the wellspring of democracy”
from “The Rockets Red Glare; When America goes to War” by Adair