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Pew Survey: More Bad News for Newspapers

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The always-interesting results of the biennial news consumption survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press were released Sunday afternoon. Findings on TV news and online-only news produced a few surprises (follow to come), but on the newspaper front the indications were mainly negative, especially on the print front, but also in some aspects of newspapers on the Web.

Namely: while more young people are indeed reading newspapers online, their total readership, print and Web combined, has not grown in two years.

This survey was conducted by telephone from April 30 to June 1 among 3,612 adults nationwide.

Looking first at print, Pew reveals,