ReadWriteWeb reports today on a study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
According to the survey, 46% of people now say they get their news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40%) for the first time. Only local television is more popular among Americans, with 50% indicating that’s their regular source for news.
Not to mention this beautiful graphic:
So things are looking good for the web. Not so good for newspapers. Even less well for magazines, and worst of all for cable news.
I suspect that a large reason for the 13.7% drop in cable news numbers can be directly related to the perception of partisanship on most of those stations. At least, I hope that’s the reason — it’s a good one.