CRTC: 55 per cent of Canadian read news online in 2012
Canada’s broadcast regulator released its Communication Monitoring Report for 2013, which says more than half of Canadians consume news online. The report also found that Canadians collectively watched around 138 million hours of television news weekly.
Over 55 per cent of Canadians read their news online in 2012, according to a new report released Thursday by the Canadian Radio-Television and Communications Commission.
The broadcast regulator’s Communication Monitoring Report for 2013 also found that Canadians collectively watched around 138 million hours of television news weekly. English-language news and analysis accounted for 90.1 million hours a week and viewers watched another 47.9 million hours a week on French-language television.
The study also found one-quarter of Canadians now watch online news clips, and one-third of Canadian smartphone owners and half of Canadian tablet owners use their mobile devices to read news online.
The report also said that the CBC spent more than $300 million on local news programming while private local stations spent another $400 million.
Read the complete report on the CRTC website.
*All infographics courtesy of the CRTC Communication Monitoring Report for 2013.
Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.