Graph of the Day: Is Web News Crushing Cable TV?

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All three major cable news channels lost viewers in 2010, with CNN shedding more than a third of its audience. Meanwhile four in ten Americans now say they get "most of their news" from the Internet, up from 24% in 2009. For the first time ever, we prefer our news from pixels rather than paper.


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The picture above makes it look like Web is the beast eating everybody else's lunch. But don't cry for old media, just yet. Ad revenue bounced back in a big way in 2010 across the board (unless your in newspapers), with local TV leading the way and cable getting a healthy boost despite a tough year.


Read the full report at the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.

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