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News: Web beats print for the first time

Well, according to the Pew, 2010 was the tipping point year.

“According to the survey, 46% of people now say they get their news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40%) for the first time. Only local television is more popular among Americans, with 50% indicating that’s their regular source for news.”

Milestone: The Web (Finally) Surpasses Newspapers As Source for American’s News
via ReadWriteWeb

Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism
The State of the News Media 2011
An Annual Report on American Journalism

Other soundbites:

“Newspaper newsrooms are 30% smaller than in 2000.”

“Nearly half of all Americans (47%) now get some form of local news on a mobile device.”

“Online ad revenue in 2010 is projected to surpass print newspaper ad revenue for the first time.”

As usual the reports make interesting reading. For instance, I wouldn’t have made the connection that a big beneficiary of the auto industry bailout was the news industry through advertising.


Posted on: March 18, 2011, 8:17 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. I guess this depends on how you look at it. I do get some news on the web at least three times per week, but I’m going to newspaper websites to get it. I still think of this as reading the newspaper, just in a different format.