December 25, 2008

Newspapers take another hit

Just a decade ago, hardly anyone in the United States got their news from the internet. In an historic shift, some 40 percent of people looking for world news now get it from the "Worldwide Web,” which has moved ahead of newspapers as a source of news.

That’s a key research finding announced this week by The Pew Research Center for The People and the Press. Pew surveyed 1,489 adults during the first week of December and found that Television remains the top source for world news with 70 percent of respondents turning to the TV for their news fix.

While not a surprise, the growing prominence of the internet reflects the enormous plight of the newspaper industry, which continues to struggle with declining circulations and resulting drops in advertising revenue.

You’ll find complete results of the study on the Pew Research Center website.

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