Cable, Web News Use Up, Gallup Says

Dec 15, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Consumption of news through cable TV and the Internet has grown the most during the last year compared to other mediums, TVNewser reports, citing new information from Gallup. According to the firm’s annual poll, those two were the only media to post strong increases from last year, while nightly news programs, morning news programs and public TV news remain almost on par, the site says. Both local TV news and local newspapers showed a 4% decline from last year, according to TVNewser.
—Sergio Ibarra

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  1. For me, this is a *No Brainer*. When news breaks, I head for CNN.MSNBC and the like. For print news I go to yahoo, BBC.com and google news. Here is one reason one. In my city, The San Diego Onion, er, Union, decided that the way to combat declining revenue was to raise prices from 56 cents to 86 cents a copy (news stand rate including tax.) They charged $2.50 for the Thansgiving day copy. Now, I just buy the LA Times for 50 cents out of a machine and skip sunday editions entirely. I truly believe that most dailys will go the way of Detroit Dailys. They will reduce home delivery, street editions to Thurs-Fri-Sun only. News papers are going the way of the old theater News Reels, to the grave yard. I see in the next 10 years when I can say to a future grandchild, “I remember when we got our news from a newspaper…”

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