It’s been an interesting week for GateHouse, that’s for sure. I don’t really want to comment on what’s happening, just that I have been finding it fascinating to read the comments on other blogs like Media Nation and Jeff Jarvis’ Buzz Machine. Those two blogs have introduced me to other journalism blogs and sites, like the Center for Citizen Media. I highly recommend you check out those sites for an analysis of what’s happening now.
In other news, a new Pew Research Center study shows that the Internet has surpassed all other forms of media, except television, a main source of people’s international and national news. Shocking.
Currently, 40% say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, up from just 24% in September 2007. For the first time in a Pew survey, more people say they rely mostly on the internet for news than cite newspapers (35%). Television continues to be cited most frequently as a main source for national and international news, at 70%.
Is this suppose to be surprising? All we hear about is how newspapers are dying because of the Web, so … isn’t this study simply showing that? I don’t know- it doesn’t seem all too “newsy” to me. It just simply supports what’s already been happening.