Survey: Rise of mobile news cuts into TV

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Posted: Sep 27, 2012 3:56 PM
Survey: Rise of mobile news cuts into TV

NEW YORK (AP) — The Internet has long been cutting into readership for print journalism. Now there are signs that television news is being affected, too.

A think tank's annual survey of news consumption says only a third of people ages 18 to 29 reported watching any television news the day before. In 2006, half of the people in this age group watched TV news.

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press said Thursday that 19 percent of consumers questioned said they got news from social networks the day before, up from 9 percent two years ago.

Pew noted that 56 percent of people said in 1991 that they read a newspaper the day before. This year, 29 percent said they did — but 39 percent of people got news online.