Internet Now More Popular Than Newspapers For NewsMar 1st, 2010 | By James Lewin | Category: Citizen Media, General
The Internet is now a more popular source of news than newspapers, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Project for Excellence in Journalism.
The internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national television news and ahead of national print newspapers, local print newspapers and radio.
Other interesting new media statistics from their survey:
- 75% get news forwarded through email or posts on social networking sites;
- 52% share links to news with others through email or posts on social networking sites;
- 37% of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commented about it, or disseminated it via postings on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter; and
- 33% of cell phone owners now access news on their cell phones.
Overall, Americans have mixed feelings about this “new” news environment.
- Over half (55%) say it is easier to keep up with news and information today than it was five years ago.
- 70% feel the amount of news and information available from different sources is overwhelming.