Web Overtakes Papers for News

Record number of Americans ditch print to get their news from the net
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2008 5:42 AM CST
The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are displayed at a newsstand in New York. Newspapers are scrambling to find ways to make their online editions more profitable.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – For the first time ever, more people are getting their news from the Internet than from newspapers, the Los Angeles Times reports. A Pew Research poll found that 40% of people cited the Internet as a main news source, compared to 35% for print. At 70%, television remains the country's favorite news source, although it’s tied with the Web among people under 30.