For the First Time Ever… More Americans Get Their News Online Than From Newspapers

This is the state-run media’s worst nightmare…
Americans are actually choosing to get their news from alternative sources.
A new poll by the Pew Research Center found that for the first time more Americans are getting their news online than from the newspaper.
The LA Times reported:

according to a major new study of how Americans use news media by the thoughtful folks over at the Pew Research Center, those newspaper readers have now been surpassed among news consumers.

For the first time in history, a larger percentage of Americans (46%) get their news online than get their news on that paper stuff that leaves their fingers ink-smudged (40%).

Only local television news (50%) still surpasses online as a source of news for Americans. And its lead is shrinking.

The little-noticed development has many major implications for American politics, how they operate and how they are consumed.


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