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UK's Ofcom Survey Shows Digital News Consumption Overtakes Printed Newspapers

     
12:59 pm on Jun 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'm surprised it has taken this long. The increase in tablets and smartphones has probably accelerated this growth, which i'm sure will continue apace.


The amount of people using websites and apps to find out about the news has overtaken the number reading printed newspapers for the same purpose in the UK, according to the country's media watchdog.

Ofcom's annual News Consumption study indicates 41% of the population use the net to keep up-to-date with current affairs, while 40% read a paper.

But it suggests that TV remains the most popular source.

It said 75% accessed news this way.UK's Ofcom Survey Shows Digital News Consumption Overtakes Printed Newspapers [bbc.co.uk]
 

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