Online news overtakes print media: Survey

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Online news overtakes print media: Survey
New York, Mar 2: Online and mobile news sources have overtaken the traditional news platforms in the last couple of years.

A survey by Pew Internet and American Life Project have found that more Americans get their news from the internet than from either newspapers or radio.

According to survey, the use of social notworking websites and mobile phones have contributed to the success of online news.

The survey noted that 61 pc of Americans got at least some of their news online, compared to 54 pc who listened to radio news and 50 per cent who read newspapers.

Some 78 per cent of respondents said they watched television news.

"In this new multi-platform media environment, people's relationship to news is becoming portable, personalized, and participatory," said Pew Internet.

Pew Internet further said, "To a great extent, people's experience of news, especially on the internet."

"It is becoming a shared social experience as people swap links in emails, post news stories on their social networking site feeds, highlight news stories in their Tweets, and haggle over the meaning of events in discussion thread," Pew Internet added.

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