Internet doesn't replace traditional news outlets, survey finds
Pew survey finds online sources complementing more than replacing traditional outlets
- By Kevin McCaney
- Sep 22, 2010
The Internet and mobile technologies have been a big focus for
agencies looking to get the word out on their programs, services,
alerts and other news, but a recent survey suggests they shouldn’t give
up on traditional channels just yet.
taken in June by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press of
3,006 adults found that the average time people spent consuming news in
a day rose from 67 minutes in 2006-2008 to 70 minutes this year, and
they’re getting more of it online, although perhaps not as much more as
you might think. The survey asked people how much time they had spent
with news the previous day and which outlets they used.
Click for larger image. Source: Pew Research Center for People and the Press
Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.