More Americans Going Online For News: Report

Reuters reports that nearly 70 percent of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch, and nearly half are turning to the Internet to get their news, according to a new survey.

In addition, the We Media/Zogby Interactive online poll found that 64 pecent of Americans are dissatisfied with the quality of journalism in their local communities. “That’s a really encouraging reflection of people who care A) about journalism and B) understand that it makes a difference to their lives,” said Andrew Nachison, of iFOCOS, a Virginia-based think tank, in the article. The report also
said:

– Nearly half of the 1,979 people who responded to the survey said their primary source of news and information is the Internet, up from 40 percent just a year ago.

– Less than one third use television to get their news.

– 11 percent turn to radio, while 10 percent turn to printed newspapers.

As more folks turn to the Web for online, and more cell phones allow for data access, we’ll also see mobile Web sites play a larger part as well.