NEWLY RELEASED FIGURES indicate that, for the first time, more people are getting their news online than from newspapers.
Surveys conducted by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism indicate that, as of 2010, online news consumption has outstripped traditional media, reports Mashable.com.
Thirty-four per cent of respondents said that they had accessed news online within the past 24 hours, and 41 per cent said that they get most of their news online. Just 10 per cent of people said that they get most of their information from newspapers.
Amongst the 18 – 29 year-old age group, 65 per cent said that they accessed most news from online sources.
Poynter’s yearly State of the Media report showed that online news was the second-most popular source for information, after television. However, it also showed that online news media was the only medium which saw year-on-year growth.