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A Pew research study says that for the first time, more people get their news from the Internet than from newspapers. Even more (70%) say they get their “news” from TV. So please don’t blame it on blogs; aim your rage instead at MTV!

pew study, internet, news, newspapers, decline of newspaper readership, contra costa times, business, newsActually, it’s more a generation gap, where people under 30 are not watching TV as much and as many as 6 in 10 report getting most of their news online.

You’ll also enjoy this report that appeared recently in the “Financial Page” (!) of the New Yorker.

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  1. Freak of the far right says

    The decline in journalism has already become a reality. There is a online newspaper in Pasadena California that outsourced all of its staff, reporters included to India.

  2. Profile photo of Edi Birsan says

    I wonder if with the decline in newspaper there will be a general decline in traditional journalism? By that I mean researched, fact checked, detailed coverage in depth of stories that bring about substantial accountability and change in society?

    We all have our favorite blogs and blog ‘zines but where is the money to come from to support the introspective/mirror in your face/ sort of coverage of the past?

  3. Freak of the far right says

    After subscribing to the CC Times for years I recently reduced my Seven day a week subscription to Four days (Fri-Sun) since I read almost all my news off the internet and the papers just pile up unread. Then the other day I noticed that the CC Times is now running articles that I have already read on the internet. So now I am really questioning the value of this product. Oh well Margret Lesher did the right thing sixteen years ago when she sold the paper.