Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Internet Overtakes Newspapers As News Source

Amazing chart from a Pew study published yesterday: For the first time since Pew started asking, the number of people who say the Internet is their main source for national and international news is larger than the number of people who say the newspaper is their main source.

I've been thinking lately how funny it seems that most newspapers have 90 percent of their staff pointed at paper tasks, and maybe 10 percent pointed mainly at the web. It really feels old school to me right now that that formula hasn't been flipped yet. I'm guessing in the next five years we're going to see more news staffs start to designate the bulk of their people "online-only" and start to have 10 percent of their people working to repurpose what's been done on the web and put it together in a tidy package for the paper.

Kind of boring Christmas Eve ruminations, I guess. The fun never ends!

In other news, waiting for Domino's pizza to deliver our xmas eve dinner. Yum.

1 comment:

freda said...

Is it possible to make profit from on line papers? I agree with you, that is the future, in fact it is the present, I just wonder if it will pay enough salaries. Merry Christmas