Pew Research Center has posted its latest survey of how and where people get their news, and it doesn’t look good the ink on paper crowd.
The write up focused on the fact younger people get their government and political news from Facebook, while older folk get their news from TV. The survey found 61 percent of so-called Millennials say they get political news on Facebook, while 60 percent of Baby Boomers get theirs from local TV.
The words “print” and “newspaper” are nowhere to be found in the account.
If you dig into the survey questionnaire you’ll find print is an afterthought across the board:
Thinking about the news, did you get news in the past week …? Check all that apply.
73 On television
75 On the internet
46 On the radio
32 In print
Thinking specifically about government and politics, do you get most of your news about this topic …? Check one.
45 On television
37 On the internet
12 On the radio
6 In print
Only 6 percent get most of their government and political news from print. Pathetic.
No wonder the newspaper gets no political candidate ads any more.