Internet Passes Newspapers as Info Source

I guess this makes it official: The net is now a bigger source of news than newspapers, according to Pew Research Center for the 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.

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%.

Not very surprising at all . . .

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Hat Tip:  JP

Sources:
Internet Overtakes Newspapers As News Source
December 23, 2008
http://people-press.org/report/479/internet-overtakes-newspapers-as-news-source

Stop the Presses…
December 29, 2008, 4:54 AM PT
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20081229/stop-the-presses/

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