The Internet surpassed newspapers as a source of national and international news for the first time in 2008, according to a new Pew Research Centre survey. Forty per cent of respondents said they got most of their national and international news from the Internet, while only 35 per cent cited newspapers. Television continues to outclass both, with 70 per cent (the survey allows for multiple choices) selecting TV as their main source of national and international news. However, the survey includes data that suggests the days of TV’s dominance may be numbered – the Internet tied TV as the primary news source among people aged 18-29. The survey was conducted in the United States in early December.



Source: Pew Research Centre

The Internet surpassed newspapers as a source of national and international news for the first time in 2008, according to a new Pew Research Centre survey. Forty per cent of respondents said they got most of their national and international news from the Internet, while only 35 per cent cited newspapers. Television continues to outclass both, with 70 per cent (the survey allows for multiple choices) selecting TV as their main source of national and international news. However, the survey includes data that suggests the days of TV’s dominance may be numbered – the Internet tied TV as the primary news source among people aged 18-29. The survey was conducted in the United States in early December.

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Source: Pew Research Centre