Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pew: Internet now leading news source for Americans under 50

Pew reporting:
t's not exactly a surprise, but now we have data. According to the Pew Research Center's biennial media attitudes survey, the internet is now the leading source of national and international news for Americans under age 50.
And the younger you are, the more likely you'll turn to the internet first for news. According to Pew: "Overall, 71% of those 18-29 cite the internet as a main news source, more than the percentage that cites television (55%). Among those 30-49, 63% say the internet is where they go to get most of their news, up 13 points from 2011 and, for the first time, the percentage of this group citing the internet as their main source matches the percentage who say television is their top news source. (Respondents were allowed to name up to two sources)."
Given this, the recent purchase of the Washington post by founder Jeff Bezos is starting to make more sense. 

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