For the so-called “old media,” it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Last week the Pew Research Center for The People and The Press released a survey whose results indicate that 43 percent of Americans now claim to get most of their news from Internet sources.
This figure represents a record number of respondents citing the web as their primary provider of information on issues of national and international importance.
Television news is declining as Internet news is rising. The number of Americans polled by the Pew group that identified television as their first choice for news is at a record low. Sixty-six percent still claimed to look to TV for their news.
For 20 years the Pew organization has been asking Americans: “How do you get most of your news about national and international issues?”
According to a synopsis of the survey:
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