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 Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is starting to make more sense.