Monday, January 08, 2007
Apparently, You Still KNow How To Read Offline As Well
The latest Gallup poll shows the number of people who read newspapers in hard copy every day is holding steady at 44% after several years of decline. Add in the people who read newspapers often but not every day and you're up to 57%. TV is still the #1 source for news info. 22% of people use the Internet for their news source every day. But I imagine most of them are like me -- they also read newspapers. Does anyone out there ONLY use the Internet for news and never read a hard copy of a newspaper? And does this matter? Who cares if you read the NYTimes online or at a cafe -- sure, online readers miss a lot of stories they wouldn't have stumbled over otherwise, but they're still better informed than the folks who only watch local news or listen to Rush.