I guess this makes it official: The net is now a bigger source of news than newspapers, according to Pew Research Center for the People & the Press:

The internet, which emerged this year as a leading source for campaign news, has now surpassed all other media except television as a main source for national and international news.

Currently, 40% say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, up from just 24% in September 2007. For the first time in a Pew survey, more people say they rely mostly on the internet for news than cite newspapers (35%). Television continues to be cited most frequently as a main source for national and international news, at 70%.

Not very surprising at all . . .



Hat Tip:  JP

Internet Overtakes Newspapers As News Source
December 23, 2008


Stop the Presses…
December 29, 2008, 4:54 AM PT


Category: Financial Press, Web/Tech, Weblogs

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11 Responses to “Internet Passes Newspapers as Info Source”

  1. leftback says:

    This is why I call ‘em: the oldspapers…

  2. Steve Barry says:

    I’ve always pictured the Internet as one big interactive TV…that’s what it will converge to more and more.

  3. leftback says:

    Hmm… wonder if we’ll ever have the fully interactive TBP?

    Imagine… a little pop-up video of Barry – ex-communicating Asshats and Trolls, or AT- trading with about nine screens open, or CNBCsucks, blogging while ogling Melissa Francis or Rebecca Jarvis, or dead hobo… ranting. Best of all, Bruce in TN, grilling a burger for leftback.

    (OT): Several of my rare metal stocks (GMO, UEC) are up 10-15% today, doesn’t sound like everyone is a commodity bear. World not ending shock, horror!! Apparently the asteroid impact has been postponed.

  4. DL says:

    Good news for the tree-huggers.

  5. DL says:

    LB @ 2:39

    Molybdenum…? A bit esoteric for the financial crowd.

  6. leftback says:

    Molybdenum. Essential additive for quality steel production and also finds application in nuclear power.

    GMO. Massive gains over the last two days. A knowledge of the periodic table can be useful.
    Part owned by Arcelor Mittal and hit a low of 70c.

    It’s a stock picker’s market. There is more to life than double short ETFs :-)

  7. karen says:

    Leftback, you and Transor Z have made my day with your comments; these are the best remarks i’ve read in a long time:

    “It’s a stock picker’s market. There is more to life than double short ETFs ” LB.

    “But it seems to me that the big pointy thing on the right is about four or five times bigger and pointier than any of the other pointy things on there. That makes me afraid of it and not at all confident that historical data means squat. Transor Z.

  8. DL,

    if you like high-performance Steel, and, c’mon, who doesn’t? you love Moly~


    the ‘rare earths’, that’s awesome! that was one thing running through my mind when I was describing Alaska as: more than Polar Bears and Pt. Barrow..

    note: ol’ 42 is technically a ‘transition’ metal:
    It has a high elastic modulus, and only tungsten and tantalum, of the more readily available metals, have higher melting points. It is a valuable alloying agent, as it contributes to the hardenability and toughness of quenched and tempered steels. It also improves the strength of steel at high temperatures.

    seems like its good Plants, too, a double +

  9. gloppie says:

    “In the US, the results were 38% trust online vs 33% for TV news and 34% newspapers”

    Online sources more trusted, except blogs…for some reason :c)


    Who do I trust ? Nobody wearing a suit. Pretty much everybody else has the benefit of the doubt for an hour or two.

  10. donna says:

    TV and radio were both initially envisioned as interactive — their developers saw no reason why communication shouldn’t be two way. The Internet was the first mass communication device that made that happen, though.

  11. TV and radio were both initially envisioned as interactive — their developers saw no reason why communication shouldn’t be two way

    The powers that be realized that it is easier to preach and indoctrinate when the conversation only goes one way. I can imagine the look on their faces when they let the internet horse out of the barn and it took off on its tear