Survey Shows TV Is Still Main News Source

Publication: The Wall Street Journal

08/18/2008 - Fewer Americans are reading newspapers -- they are getting their news online instead -- but television remains the leading source of news in the country, according to the Pew Research Center's biannual survey on news-consumption habits.

Younger people tend to get more of their news on the Internet, while older people use traditional media such as television and newspapers, said the survey, released Sunday.

Pew said the results show an increasing shift toward online news consumption, but that there is now a sizable group of more engaged, sophisticated and well-off people that use both traditional and online sources to get news.

Read the full article Survey Shows TV Is Still Main News Source on the New York Times' Web site.

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