News - Net surf's up

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, "an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues," published a report yesterday based on their most recent installment of the weekly News Interest Index examining news interest relating to the news media's coverage. The study found:
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.
They found 40% of the respondents to their questionaire say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, "and more people say they rely mostly on the internet for news than cite newspapers (35%)." Television is cited as being the chief source of national and international news (70%).

Internet Overtakes Newspapers As News Source - Pew Research Center for the People & the Press News Interest Index
(December 2008, pdf, 7pp/44kB)


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