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Extra, Extra! Newspaper Readership Declining

Posted on 03/3/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

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A new AARP Bulletin poll shows that the number of folks who read a newspaper as their primary source of news is going down, and people are increasingly depending on other sources of media, like the internet, radio or TV, for their daily news. However, more adults who are 50+ rely on reading the paper over internet or radio. AARP Bulletin reports:

“Not surprisingly, adults age 50 and older (71 percent) are more likely than their younger counterparts to read a print newspaper. But only 29 percent of all adults age 18 and older pick up a newspaper daily, and 35 percent don’t read a print paper at all, the survey of 1,040 people found.
Daily metropolitan newspapers have been losing circulation for years as increasing numbers of people turn to more immediate sources for their news, such as television and radio, and, more recently, the Internet. More than one-third (34 percent) of people ages 18 to 49 get their news fix online, compared with 16 percent of those age 50 and older.
Among all ages, however, getting the day’s news from television was the clear preference: 52 percent of people ages 18 to 49 and 69 percent of those 50-plus chose TV news as their primary source. Radio was the preferred choice for 22 percent of those age 50-plus and for 20 percent of people younger than 50.”
What do you use for the news? Check out more of their findings on the survey here.

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