Internet Gains On Television As Public’s Main News Source (Pew Research Center)

The Internet is slowly closing in on television as Americans’ main source of national and international news. Currently, 41 percent say they get most of their news about national and international news from the Internet, which is little changed over the past two years but up 17 points since 2007. Television remains the most widely used source for national and international news — 66 percent of Americans say it is their main source of news — but that is down from 74 percent three years ago and 82 percent as recently as 2002. WSJ: An onslaught of digital technologies has laid waste to traditional media. The new year will bring a clearer picture of what will emerge from the rubble. Online games that piggyback off social networks are thriving. Publishers are increasingly chipper about the profit potential for digital books, newspapers, and magazines — one example of how the historic rivalry between media and tech companies, while still intense, may be softening.

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