Date

Fri - 20.10.2017


Study: half of Americans say traditional media could disappear in 10 years

Study: half of Americans say traditional media could disappear in 10 years

Although two thirds of Americans prefer to get their news from newspapers and TV, 55 percent believe that traditional media "will not longer exist in ten years," according to a Harris poll conducted for 24/7 Wall St. website, Editor & Publisher revealed on Friday.

However, 81 percent said there "will always be" a need for print newspapers despite the decline of traditional print outlets. Yet, 46 percent get their news from local TV networks while only 31 percent turns their attention towards local dailies, the survey showed.

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Twenty-five percent of Americans acknowledged that they are spending less time reading newspapers and magazines, "while in comparison 28 per cent said the time they spend visiting online news sites has increased," Journalism.co.uk reported. Overall, 50 percent get "almost all" their news from the Internet.

However, as previous studies have shown, age plays a role in where readers get their news. The poll, which surveyed online 2,095 adults, found that only 33 percent of those who are 55 years old mostly read online news compared with the 65 percent of those between 18 and 34 years who do so.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-01 14:04

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