In another sign of the times, only 44% of Americans learned of the awful shooting in Colorado through TV news, according to a new survey from CJ&N.
Among younger people, the numbers are even more stark. Only 21% of 18-24 year olds learned of the shooting through TV, not much more than Facebook (18%) or word of mouth (also 18%). Older viewers were much more likely to hear of the shooting through TV, as the chart below shows.
Among all Americans (except those 55+), their first destination after hearing about the shooting was national news websites, with younger Americans heading to Facebook next.